Early Wednesday morning -- the first day of this campaign -- 40 Days for Life vigil participants were
praying for a young woman who arrived for an abortion appointment in Cleveland. On her way towards the building, she stopped and talked to one of the counselors on the sidewalk.
The vigil participants feared the conversation had not made an impact. Still, they kept praying.
A short time later, the young woman left the facility in tears. She could not go through with the abortion, thanks to the conversation with the counselor – and the prayers.
Michael in Cleveland says a second life was saved around lunchtime on Wednesday. 40 Days for Life
participants were praying as a woman left the abortion center ... smiling. The man with her – the baby's father -- was also smiling.
She walked over to the people praying and said, "Don't worry. I didn't do it!"
The young couple drove away, happy ... and still smiling. Said Michael, "Our God is awesome!"
On Day 1 in Huntsville, Alabama, vigil participants were praying for two young women. One had arrived for an abortion. The other was doing her best to try to talk her friend out of aborting her baby.
The two went inside together while the people on the sidewalk continued to pray ...
... and pray ...
... and pray!
They were inside for two hours, which could have been seen as a discouraging sign. But finally, the friend came out. "Did you see how long I was in there?" she asked ... and then she announced the good news.
"I talked her out of it!" she said.
"Thanks for everything!"
"Everything," of course, included two hours of praying intently that God would touch this young woman's heart -- and inspire the friend who desperately wanted to see the baby live.
Prayer indeed works!
People praying at the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Providence, Rhode Island learned that as well. A woman drove up, eager to talk.
"You were out here praying two years ago when I went in to have an abortion," she said. "I just want you to know that I came out of the clinic that day. I decided to have my baby. I love her and I wanted to thank you."
Friday, February 19, 2010
40 Days for Life: 3 babies saved on the first day!
40 Days for Life's Spring campaign started on Ash Wednesday and reports of mothers who choose life for their child are rolling in. From 40 Days for Life's blog: