DAY 40: God uses 40 days

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Deacon John,

If you’ve followed 40 Days for Life campaigns … you know that we always start Monday mornings with the best news we have.

So here it is! Thus far … our local campaign leaders report …

39 babies spared from abortion — that we know of!

God sees your peaceful presence … and hears your prayers.

We’ll share some of the stories behind these numbers after today’s UNITED tour report.

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Sunday brought the best weather we’ve seen yet on the 40 Days for Life UNITED tour — no rain! And each event brought out larger and larger crowds.

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The day got off to a fantastic start as we met and prayed with a wonderful crowd of local 40 Days for Life leaders and volunteers at the statewide UNITED rally in Manchester, New Hampshire … joined by members of the clergy, elected officials, pregnancy center leaders as well as representatives from Bound4Life and Students for Life.

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And wow! When we pulled up in Greenland, New Hampshire, the sidewalk was already lined with people praying at the 40 Days for Life campaign. This was the biggest vigil stop to this point along the UNITED tour.

The energetic crowd then moved to a nearby parking lot to pray together, share encouraging stories … and, of course, sign the bus.

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Then it was back on the road to head to Massachusetts and our vigil stop in Boston … where an even larger turnout came to greet us! This time, we prayed with many enthusiastic people outside a Planned Parenthood abortion center right in the heart of the city.

The Boston leader, Rita Russo, reported more excitement about this 40 Days for Life campaign than they’ve seen in years (and Rita has more good news to share in the campaign updates below). I’d say this crowd is the proof!

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And wouldn’t you know? We finished the day with the largest UNITED event yet! More than 225 people arrived to hold candles in the dark outside Planned Parenthood at the Massachusetts statewide rally in Worcester.

Attendees were inspired and challenged by speakers, including a former Planned Parenthood worker — Catherine Adair — who shared her experiences inside the abortion business before her conversion.

It’s 1,690 miles down … 16,810 more to go! Now it’s on to Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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TODAY! Monday, October 3

Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 5

See all upcoming tour stops at: 40daysunited.com

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Boston, Massachusetts

“We had a save the very first day. This was one of those situations where just being there made all the difference” … [more]

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Twickenham, England

A woman left the abortion facility saying, “Don’t worry, I didn’t do it!” Five minutes later another said the same thing … [more]

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St. Paul, Minnesota

She was there for an abortion, but changed her mind. She took a pregnancy help center brochure and drove away … [more]

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Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

–Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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