Friday, October 16, 2009

DAY 24: Closed for the day!

Dear Mike,

Yesterday, I was able to share the amazing news that
the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kalispell,
Montana would soon be closing its doors forever.

There's even more good news today!

Okay, so it may not be quite as dramatic. But more
clinic doors are remaining closed on days when babies
are usually scheduled to die -- and that's good news!

Here are just a few of the reports I've received.

Planned Parenthood's major abortion center just
blocks from the White House in Washington, DC was
reported closed last Saturday -- highly unusual for
its typically busiest day, to say the least. But not
everyone knew the clinic was shut.

Dick spoke to a young woman who'd come for an
abortion. "I counseled her as to why she should not
have an abortion and about the help available," he
said, and he gave her his card. "She called me and
said she had changed her mind about having an
abortion. Thanks be to God!"

The large Planned Parenthood abortion center that is
the site of a 40 Days for Life vigil in Indianapolis,
Indiana did no abortions for two weeks!

This facility is only open for counseling on
Thursdays and abortions on Fridays. "But if at least
six women do not sign up for abortions on Thursday,"
Eileen said, "they will be rescheduled for the next
week because it is not cost-effective to fly a doctor
in from another state to do fewer than six

Why do they have to bring a doctor in from out of
state? Because, Eileen explained, "no doctor in
Indianapolis -- or even anywhere in Indiana -- has
taken the job."

For two weeks in a row, there apparently were fewer
than six women seeking abortions. So the abortionist
stayed home, and the death toll for those two weeks
was ZERO. Said Eileen, "Praise God!"

To see a photo from the Indianapolis 40 Days for Life
campaign, go here:

In other breaking news from Indiana, Planned
Parenthood just announced that it is shutting down
six facilities across the state and the abortion
chain is laying off 25 employees. Pray that these
displaced workers are able to find jobs that help and
heal, rather than hurt and destroy lives.

And news from California -- Saturday is usually the
busiest day of the week at a major abortion center in
the San Fernando Valley. But this past Saturday?


This clinic, in Mission Hills, averages 40 abortions
every Saturday. But last week, that number was ZERO!

"Could it possibly be because of the prayerful
presence there?" asked Patti, the local 40 Days for
Life coordinator, who then answered her own question:
"Very likely!"

To see the faithful prayer volunteers at the San
Fernando Valley 40 Days for Life, go to:

At Planned Parenthood in Columbia, Missouri, business
is certainly off. "They usually perform 15-20
abortions every Thursday at this location," said
Terra. "But for the last two Thursdays they have
averaged 6-10 abortions. Praise God! Our prayers are

To see a picture of the 40 Days for Life vigil in
Columbia, Missouri, go to:

In another location, the Planned Parenthood center is
in an office complex. The building owners have
complained about the 40 Days for Life vigil there.
"Don't you know that you are costing us money? You
are costing our tenants customers," said an owner's
representative. "People won't go into the building
while you're here!"

A peaceful, prayerful presence outside an abortion
facility or Planned Parenthood office sends a very
strong message -- and SAVES LIVES.

Thank you for faithfully answering the call to pray
and fast for an end to abortion!

Here's today's devotional from Carmen Pate, co-host
of the "Point of View" radio talk show...


Pray that God will continue to bless the efforts that
have gone into the 40 Days for Life campaign, as we
trust Him for the results.


Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You
have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong
hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be
attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the
prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

-- Nehemiah 1:10-11

REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, "Point of View" Talk Show

Nehemiah provides an awesome blueprint for volunteers
in God's service, particularly those responding to
the devastation abortion has caused our nation.

Nehemiah grieved for God's reputation as he witnessed
the condition of the city walls of Jerusalem. The
walls were broken down which was seen by neighboring
people as a sign of weakness on the part of
Jerusalem's God. No wall meant no security for the
city and its people.

We learn from his story that he covered every detail
in prayer; inspired others to join the cause;
organized others to help do the work; confronted
opposition directly and turned to God when
discouraged; and finally celebrated what was
accomplished and gave God all the glory!

Like Nehemiah, we must acknowledge God's sovereignty
as we serve Him before a mocking world. We too need
to be reminded that we are "fighting" for our
families. We too must have an attitude of confession
and repentance before a Holy God. We must pray for
strength, refute slander, and not be diverted from
our work.

Like Nehemiah, we will draw attention from the enemy
when we are seeking to protect the well-being of
God's people. We too must stand firm and seek God's
help to persevere until the task is done. We too will
be victorious.


Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and
the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all
that is in heaven and in the earth is Yours. We pray
for your continued guidance and protection throughout
the remainder of this 40 day campaign.

May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in
Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in
vain. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.


To download today's devotional as a formatted,
printable PDF to share with friends:


For Life,

David Bereit
National Director
40 Days for Life

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