“For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

I had my Rosary in my hand. Immediately a car drove into the parking lot and parked beside me. Inside were four Hispanic women, with a 1-year-old baby. While the Planned Parenthood employees were ascending the outdoor stairwell, they made very loud growling noises as if to keep me from speaking to the family in the car, but it didn’t distract the Hispanic women. I showed the three adult daughters and their mom my Rosary and 40 Days Flyer, and briefly told them: “I am here praying for everyone who comes to Planned Parenthood.”

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40 Days for Life update – Downers Grove, IL

40 Days for Life has begun and so have the miracles. No babies have been saved yet but a few special things have happened at our corner. A huge rainbow adorned the sky as people prayed the Rosary at the end of the day on Thursday. On Wednesday, a prayer volunteer received a very special phone call from a man while she prayed in front of the clinic. She needed to drop off paperwork to him but when she got there he said he had never called her. As long as she was there, she thought she would give him some Divine Mercy material. He was so happy to receive it and told her she was a sign from Jesus because He sent her there seeing that he didn’t ask her to come. Little miracles everyday bless the people who come out to pray.

Thanks to all who have signed up! We could use a few more people to sign up on Thursdays and Fridays. Please consider taking a time that you could possibly do once a week for the remaining 5 weeks. Why not call a friend to join you so you could double your prayer power? Please make sure that you come for the time that you have reserved. If you cannot keep your time, please let us know. We need someone there for every hour and please, try to be on time so the person before you is not inconvenienced.

On a sad note, someone mentioned, that a young man brought his girl friend into the clinic on Thursday and then he came back out and said that his girlfriend had an abortion 2 weeks ago and had to come back because “They didn’t get it all”. Think about this and please keep her in your prayers.

Again, thank you for being there. The moms see you, the workers see you, the drivers see you but most importantly of all, our All Loving God sees you and He smiles.

Blessings. prayers and love,

Your 40 Days Team

www.40DaysForLife.com/DownersGrove

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P.S. The Life Chain is on Sunday from 2:30-3:30 on 75th Street.

Area Scout Participation Requested for Downers Grove, Illinois – 40 Days for Life Autumn Prayer and Witness Campaign


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Can You Answer the Lord’s Call?

Pray, Learn, and Enjoy Pizza too!
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !!!

40 Days for Life’ is Coming!
Sept. 28th – Nov. 6th
Daily: 6am – 7pm

1. Sign up for a 1 hour time slot with your friends to PRAY to end abortion.

Location: Access Health Center
1700 W 75th Street
Downers Grove
(On 75th street, 1 block east of Woodward Avenue)

2. (Optional) After your prayer hour, TOUR the neighboring Woman’s Choice Services crisis pregnancy center to learn about the wonderful services available for moms to enable
a choice for LIFE!

3. Then, EAT at Nonnie’s (across the street) ½ OFF Pizza — Coupons will be available at the prayer site.

What is 40 Days for Life?
It is a constant prayer vigil outside of a place
where children are aborted.
Your visible prayerful presence is very powerful.

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Contact Kim to schedule your troop:
(847) 651-6649 or email her at 40DaysDG@gmail.com

Visit the official website/schedule

Locate a vigil site in your area

Big abortion shake up in UK as Helpers of God’s Precious Infants and 40 Days for Life begin European operations.

In Maidstone, police arrived to tell the group to remain on the other side of the street from the clinic. While two of the protesters engaged in an animated conversation with the officers, denying they were obstructing or harassing clients, a car with two women who had left the clinic accelerated at high speed and veered precariously close to the protest before driving on.

Reilly appeared unmoved by the suggestion he and his supporters were upsetting women already in the midst of a difficult personal experience.

“If you are upset because you are about to kill your child, because someone is outside praying, well thanks be to God that they are upset because maybe they will change their mind, keep their child and thank us later,” he told the Guardian.

Backing him are three bishops from the British Catholic hierarchy who have endorsed the vigils carried out by the Helpers of God’s Previous Infants, including Thomas McMahon, the bishop of Brentwood.

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Editor’s note: God bless these guys. They have guts.

40 Days for Life credited with a number of “amazing saves”

Orange County, California

Prayer volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Orange County were caught by surprise as the doors of the abortion center flew open and a frightened young woman literally ran out as fast as she could … barefoot!

A young man came out looking for her. The barefoot runner was his girlfriend, and she was there for an abortion.

Eventually, she was found nearby, and vigil participants offered to get her something to eat. When they sat down  to their meal, the young woman told her story. She was six months pregnant and was already on the table at the abortion center. She had an IV and was in the process of being sedated. But she was still alert enough to realize she simply couldn’t go through with it.

“God’s grace poured into her heart,” said one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers. The young woman found the strength and courage to remove the needle from her arm, to quickly get dressed (except for her shoes!) and run out to safety.

“Our prayers from outside helped her get that courage to leave the table and run away,” said the volunteer. “I realized how important our role is.”

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Pro-Life Groups Release DVD for March for Life Bus Trip

Students for Life of America and 40 Days for Life have announced the first-ever DVD prepared specifically for those pro-life advocates traveling by bus to the annual March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates.

The 2011 Pro-Life Road Trip DVD will be sent free to any bus captain or group travel coordinator to help motivate and train pro-life advocates while on their way to and from the events in Washington, D.C. during the annual March for Life weekend.

Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life, told LifeNews.com about the new media presentation.

“The new DVDs have been put together for traveling pro-life students and adults to help educate thousands of pro-life Americans and give them the confidence they need to go back home and be pro-life heroes in their communities,” she said.

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A reflection by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life


When a former abortionist and post-abortive woman, Carol Everett, was asked what turned her heart from death to life in Christ, she replied, “It was unconditional love” shown by a man who prayed daily for her in front of the facility where she worked.

He told Carol that “God had sent him” because there was someone in there that God wanted out. She left 27 days later and now serves as Christ’s ambassador to help others. We too have been sent by Christ as an ambassador to love unconditionally those God seeks to “get out” of their bondage and sin.

In his book, “Fishers of Men,” Dr. Sumner Wemp describes what it means to be an ambassador of Christ, the King of Kings:

  • God has chosen us (John 15:16)
  • We are sent into a world that is not our home (1 Peter 2:11)
  • Our walk must match our talk (1 Timothy 3:7)
  • We must abide in Him for daily instruction (John 15:5)
  • Know our purpose — to seek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10)
  • We are to reconcile others to God with His authority (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Our service is to be grounded and rooted in love (Ephesians 3:17)

Pray that we each will walk worthy of the calling with which we were called!

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PRAYER
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Dear Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home. It is a calling much higher and grander than our finite minds can imagine.

We pray that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling. We pray that You unconditional love will flow through us onto those who desperately need Your saving grace. In the name of Christ who is worthy, Amen.

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