Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can you help?

As you may know, there is a campaign going on in America - no, not the political campaigns which dominate our news, this is the 40 Days for Life campaign, which seeks to end abortion through prayer, fasting and penance. This is a peaceful campaign. The goal is to help babies in their mother's womb live.

Today there is a request for assistance for a woman who works in the abortion industry. Please read and pray to see if God is calling you to help... God Bless - -

Dear Lee, I have an URGENT prayer request...On Saturday a medical worker at a Planned
Parenthood abortion center where a 40 Days for Life campaign is happening approached the prayer volunteers outside. She said that Planned Parenthood had told its workers that they would be immediately fired if they ever talked to those on the sidewalk, but she felt drawn to them -- and she shared that she desperately wants out of her job.She explained that after she started working at Planned Parenthood earlier this year, the abortion business assigned her the gruesome task of countingthe baby body parts following each abortion to makesure everything was removed from the mother.What she has seen inside the walls of PlannedParenthood is horrific.She then shared that several weeks ago a young woman sat before her registering for an abortion and said,"I'm so conflicted, should I do this or not?"She leaned forward and quietly told her, "Don't do his." The girl left, her baby alive within her. A co-worker overheard and reported her to the abortion center's supervisor who wrote her up and puta stern warning in her employment file.She asked the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers if she could meet Monday with someone who might be able to help her -- and the time she had available was the exact time that Jim Pinto, pastoral associate forPriests for Life, was there in town for his visit to the 40 Days for Life location.Jim stopped everything else to pray for her, with her, and over her. He also connected her with an organization called The Centurions that helps to bring abortion providers out of the abortion industry where they can find forgiveness and healing in Christ and restore their sense of self-worth.The 40 Days for Life volunteers are now taking up a collection to provide for her short-term needs so she can leave her job immediately and they are helping her find another job quickly since she is the sole provider for her four daughters and needs income.Lee, there is a real possibility that these faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers may be able to help her walk away from the abortion industry TODAY!Praise God for what He is doing in this woman's life,and please keep her -- and this situation -- in your prayers throughout the day.

Here's today's devotional from Carmen Pate, Co-hostof the "Point of View" Talk Show...-----------------------------------------------------DAY 29 INTENTION-----------------------------------------------------Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passingover the transgressions of the remnant of Hisheritage? He does not retain His anger forever,because He delights in mercy. He will again havecompassion on us; and will subdue our iniquities.-----------------------------------------------------SCRIPTURE-----------------------------------------------------"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away theevil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to doevil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke theoppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for thewidow."-- Micah 7:18-19-----------------------------------------------------REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, "Point of View" Talk Show-----------------------------------------------------Micah had been sent to declare God's judgment andcall the people of Judah to repentance. The peoplehad become spiritually and ethically corrupt.Prosperity had hardened the rich, the poor wereoppressed and the heirs to David's throne werepracticing abominations and idolatry.Is it not easy to see the parallels of God's peoplein Micah's day and God's people today in America?Through Micah, God corrected His people by demandingjustice, not burnt offerings and sacrifice. He toldthem to love mercy, and to walk humbly with theirGod.In speaking of Old Testament stories of God's peopleturning from God to sin and idolatry, Paul wrote in 1Corinthians 10: 11, "Now all these things happened tothem as examples, and they were written for ouradmonition, upon whom the ends of the ages havecome."Many biblical scholars believe God has removed Hishedge of protection around our nation in response toour sins of immorality and abortion. Let us cry outin repentance for His mercy once again. And may wehonor His faithfulness by doing justly, loving mercy,and walking humbly with our God.-----------------------------------------------------PRAYER-----------------------------------------------------Heavenly Father, eternal, changeless, and faithfulLord, we recognize that we are in need of forgivenessas a nation, for turning our hearts away from you.Hear our prayer of repentance Lord and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We praise you for yourtender mercies and your compassion that never fails.Lord, it is only by Your grace that we can live livesthat are just, and merciful. May Your Holy Spiritenable us to walk humbly in Your presence and may Yoube pleased to restore America so that a generationnot yet born may praise you. In the name of ChristJesus, who has done great things for us, Amen.-----------------------------------------------------Yours for Life,David BereitNational Campaign Director40 Days for LifeP.S.- Two weeks from today, Americans will wake upwith our national elections decided. If ever weneeded to pray, fast, and put our faith intoaction... that time is NOW. Let's do everything wecan over these final days to keep building themomentum of this 40 Days for Life campaign!

1 comment:

Leslie K. said...

OMIG - you have to go to The Hive and see what that idiot Truthseeker posted about the brave pharmacist who refuses to sell birth control....