40 Days for Life Starts Tomorrow!
Ready, set, go! Tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. our first two prayer partners will start the 12-hour a day, 40-day vigil of peaceful, prayerful, presence at the Complete Healthcare for Women abortion facility. They will stand vigil and pray for one hour. At 7 a.m. the next prayer partners will arrive, and the chain of committe pro-life people praying for an end to abortion will continue.
In the next 40 days, 480 hours of vigil will take place at this abortion facility, and prayers will be lifted to heaven: prayers for the pre-born, prayers for their mothers, fathers, and family members, prayers for the abortionists and their staff, prayers for pro-life people, prayers for our elected officials, and more.
Will you be with us?
Meet Your Campaign Leadership Team:
People get involved in 40 Days for Life for many different reasons. Here is why Campaign Leader Ruth Yorston got involved:
Many of you already know that I once worked at an abortion facility. What memories I have of walking the one and a half blocks from my car to the abortion facility and the nervousness I felt walking that tight-rope between the escorts on one side of the sidewalk and those 'crazy pro-life people' on the other side. At the time I was convinced that the pro-lifers were angry people and that a violent hatred for me, my fellow employees and our clients boiled just below the surface. Interesting to note, though, is that I also remember that they never raised their voices or their hands toward us.
In many ways it was hard for me to quit my job at the abortion facility. My family were strongly pro-abortion (I worked at the facility with another member of my family) and I had to admit that all of a sudden I had come to the realization that we were killing children. I had to admit to my family - and to myself - that I was helping women kill their own children. It's a sickening realization and one that I can't fully express. What would people think of me? Would people believe me? Would they think I was making this up to embarrass or "get back at" my parents for some unknown offence (both of my parents were very well known in the community for their pro-abortion positions) or to get attention for myself? It may have only been a part time job, but I needed that income. I was nervous about putting that job on my resume - would someone want to hire a former abortion worker?
I thank God for those "crazy pro-life people" who prayed every week at the abortion facility. I didn't know it at the time, and I'll be they didn't either, but their prayers were preparing the way for my heart to receive the message that life is sacred - and that life begins at conception. I've met a few of them, although not many. It was a joyful reunion for me earlier this summer when I returned to my home town and met face-to-face the pastor who helped to lead that group of committed prayer warriors. I'm grateful for their faith, their commitment and theri perserverence. How many weeks, months, and years did they come out to pray - and still abortion workers and pregnant women showed up and babies died every week.
Please join with me at the vigil site and pray that others, like me, will find their way out of the darkness of the abortion business. They need your prayers. They need your unconditional love. They need you to be Jesus to them. If not you, who? If not now, when?
What is your reason for getting involved in 40 Days for Life?
We'd love to hear your story!