English: Mandey Tewalt working as a Prolife Ac...

English: Mandey Tewalt working as a Prolife Activist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Deacon John,

That’s just one of the (repeatable) things we’ve heard people yell at 40 Days for Life vigil participants. Some of the others include:

  • “Loser! Go get a job!”
  • “God is dead — nobody is listening!”
  • “Children are too much work! More abortion!”

Comments like this are why you need a strong faith in God, maturity … and a sense of humor to participate in 40 Days for Life.

The world takes itself very seriously — and the people on the receiving end of these taunts did the right thing. They prayed for those who yelled at them … and recalled the words of Christ:

Blessed are you when they insult and hate you all because of me. Rejoice and be glad; the kingdom of heaven is yours.

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Our day kicked off with a high-energy rally in Memphis. A large crowd lined both sides of the busy street, and horns were constantly honking in support, much to Planned Parenthood’s dismay.

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Fantastic speakers included Kathy, the local 40 Days for Life leader, who shared her moving testimony. Local clergy led prayers … and we also heard from pregnancy center leaders, a speaker who offered a post-abortion testimony and state senator Dolores Gresham.

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Our day wrapped up with the statewide Arkansas rally in Fayetteville. It was a beautiful evening … and participants lined the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood holding candles.

We heard beautiful messages from Sheila, the local campaign leader, as well as a campus minister and the director of a local pregnancy center where 482 lives have been saved from abortion in the last three years!

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Now it’s on to state number 19 — Oklahoma!

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TODAY! Tuesday, October 11

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See all upcoming tour stops at: 40daysunited.com

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Columbia, Missouri

A note was taped to Planned Parenthood’s front door. “Attention: We will no longer be open on Saturdays … [more]

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Birmingham, England

The young woman learned she was pregnant … and she said it was just too much for her to deal with at the time … [more]

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Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you.

— Ephesians 4:31-32

Dearest God, You tell us in Proverbs that the foolish and the wicked lack wisdom and understanding. I pray you will trouble the souls of those in the abortion industry so that they hunger for truth and cry out for freedom.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316

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