40 Days for Life 2018 Fall Prayer Campaign: Day 1 Part 1
Gentle Reminders of Hope: Prayer, Light & Teddy Bears
Today we gathered to launch into the 40 Days for Life with the Candle Light Prayer Gathering!
During the last 40 Days for Life in the Spring, we saw God work through YOUR prayerful presence as the Big Blue Bus, our mobile crisis pregnancy center, had a total number of 304 visits. Of the 154 new pregnant clients, 152 women chose life!
This morning we lit candles as a symbol of the light of hope and love that we have found in God. We know this light does not come from us, but our hearts are set ablaze by the love and the life of the Holy Spirit who is working though us.
In Matthew 5:13-16, Christ calls for those who follow Him to be salt and light to the world. Light should be placed for all to see. Light scatters the darkness, it allows for clarity of sight. Salt flavors and preserves; bringing out what is best. Light must be placed for all to see. Light scatters the darkness, it allows for clarity of sight.
We do not hide this light, this joy of having a savior, Jesus the Christ, but we carry this light out to one of the darkest places in the world. And we pray that others will see this light and they will have clarity of mind,peace of heart and desire to experience that love of God to the point of choosing to preserve the LIFE God has created within the pregnant woman.
May God shine forth His light that the thoughts of many will be revealed and that this abortion facility is being investigated by the state of Texas will be closed down. We pray that abortion will one day be not only illegal, but unthinkable.
There is still time to sign up for an hour to pray between Sept 26th - Nov 4th, 2018
PRAYER INTENTION AND SCRIPTURE VERSE:
As we unite with the International 40 Days for Life and their largest campaign of 415 locations around the world, we pray with them a specific prayer intention and scripture verse.
Intention: That we may use these 40 Days for Life to plead for God's mercy and grace upon all those involved in the sin of abortion.
Scripture Verse: Blow the trumpet in Zion! Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, notify the congregation. Assemble the elders; gather the children and the infants at the breast... Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, "Spare, O Lord, your people." -Joel 2:15-17
STILL TIME TO GET INVOLVED:
We specifically need help covering hours between 9-Noon Monday Oct 1st and Wednesday Oct 3rd!