Time to Prepare…

This is serious…

Our 40-day prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood begins in just two weeks. It is time now to prepare!

Last Sunday, in the traditional Catholic missal, was Septuagesima Sunday. Septuagesima Sunday begins the “Pre-Lenten” season. The Church, in her wisdom, knows that before we begin such a serious and difficult journey of 40 Days of prayer, fasting and penance …we first need a time to PREPARE.

The same is true for those of us who are planning to regularly participate in the 40-day prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood. We need to begin to prepare NOW. Instead of cramming in as much worldly pleasures as possible…gorging ourselves on “Fat Tuesday”...as if Ash Wednesday was something to dread…like we were going to the electric chair…we should think of it as if we were preparing to run a 40-day marathon. If I knew that in two weeks I was going to run a marathon, I would already have begun to get my body ready by eating healthy, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep.

40 Days for Life…for those of us who take it seriously…is not something to just “jump into” lightly. It is serious business. There are forces that really do not want us to hold this 40-day prayer vigil in front of the place that kills 3,000 innocent human being each year. It is likely that they are currently organizing efforts to try to stop us. The only way that we can overcome their attacks is to be strong spiritually. I really believe this. If enough of us are willing to begin to increase our prayer and fasting…and also our physical preparedness (getting healthy with regular exercise)…with God on our side, we have nothing to fear. (By the way, I recommend checking out this post by Fr. Richard Heilman, and joining his “90 days to Liberty” prayer campaign. I follow his US Grace Force and take part in his prayer campaigns which has really helped me spiritually and I highly recommend that you check out the US Grace Force as well!) Go to: 90 Days to Liberty – It’s Time for a Spiritual Crusade!90 Days to Liberty – It’s Time for a Spiritual Crusade! – United States Grace Force (usgraceforce.com)

A call to fast on Feb. 21st…

I encourage anyone who feels called to do this, to join me in a 24-hour bread and water (or liquids-only) fast prior to our Feb. 21st Kick off Event. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER. (If you need to take some food that is okay…but whatever fasting you are able to do will go a long way!) From 9pm on Monday, Feb. 20th, until 9pm on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, let as many people as possible prepare the way spiritually for our candle-lit Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood. While we process with the Eucharist through the city streets, we are vulnerable. We need to take this seriously. We do not fear…but we prepare. Join me if you are able.

If you need some inspiration to help you prepare for this great battle to end abortion, watch this beautiful music video, “I am Alive“:

(37) I Am Alive Susanna Lynn 2018 – YouTube

Jericho March around PP on Feb. 19th…

There is another opportunity to help prepare the way spiritually by participating in a Jericho March around Planned Parenthood on Sunday, Feb. 19th at 3:30 pm. Contact Donna Goss for more details at gdgoss620@gmail.com. See the flyer HERE.

Church Groups Needed!!!

Currently we have only 53 of our 200 2-hour shifts filled with church groups! Please email me at nbruni@40daysforlifepgh.com to get signed up!

You can see from this screenshot the pitiful reality of our 40-day vigil schedule, as it stands right now. We really need more churches to step up and select a two-hour (or more) time slot, to help us to fill this vigil! Please consider doing this, even if you are only able to gather two or three people from your parish! (Where two or three are gathered in my name…)! Email me at nbruni@40daysforlifepgh.com to get signed up!

Morning Shift Buddies Needed!

Our 40 Days for Life leadership team has lost a few veterans due to health issues, and so we need a some fresh recruits! If you are willing to commit to a weekly shift during the 40 days, to pray with the scheduled shift manager, we need someone for Wednesdays from 7-9am and Thursdays from 7-9am. Actually, our 7-9 shifts EVERY DAY are in need of a third person, as we only have the minimum of 2 people right now, and would much rather have three people scheduled. Please let me know if you can commit to a morning shift!

Individual Prayer Volunteers Needed!

We also need individuals who are willing to take regular weekly time slots...especially when there is no church group signed up…to make sure the shift manager and buddy have a third person with them! Sign yourself up at www.40daysforlife.com/pittsburgh, or contact Donna Goss at gdgoss620@gmail.com to get on the schedule.


Please disregard my previous request to bring a pack of diapers to the kick-off event. Women’s Choice Network has received so many diaper donations they are running out of room to store them! Consider donating to any one of our local crisis pregnancy centers instead. Go to:

Donate to Women’s Choice Network: https://www.myegiving.com/app/giving/wcn

Donate to Choices Pregnancy Center: https://give.ministrylinq.com/App/Form/231c88ef-512e-43a8-bd28-22edc403f398

Donate to Birthright of Pittsburgh: https://birthrightpittsburgh.org/donate/#:~:text=Financial%20support,Omega%20Building%2C%20Pittsburgh%20PA%2015213.

Thank you!

Thank you for being part of this effort to fight the battle to end abortion SPIRITUALLY in Pittsburgh! The battle is PRIMARILY SPIRITUAL…after all. The devil loves abortion. He loves the shedding of innocent blood. He draws power from it, and relishes in the destruction of lives and souls that are precious to God. He fears our prayers and our sacrifices because he knows they are powerful. Our love for God and each other, and our willingness to suffer when necessary…in order to bring God’s light into the darkness…will ultimately defeat him, and so he wants us to stop these 40 Days for Life campaigns in Pittsburgh. But as long as enough of my Christian brothers and sisters are willing to put their armor on (Breastplate of righteousness, helmet of salvation, belt of truth, sword of the Spirit, boots of preparation and shield of faith)…and join me on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood…we will not quit as long as abortion is continuing here in Pittsburgh!

I hope to see you soon!

With love in Jesus and Mary,


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