The Sidewalk Counsellors associated with the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Ottawa have decided to take it to a whole new level. They are going to continue their work after the current Fall Campaign is completed on November 2.
This is the announcement they recently made:
The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants www.helpersottawa.org for Ottawa – Gatineau will be maintaining a prayerful presence at the abortion mill on Bank St. on the days when the abortions take place. These are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30am to 4:30pm. We are looking for people willing to come and pray during those times. The more pray-ers we have, the more women will choose life for their babies and hope for themselves. If your are interested in participating, contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org
And there’s a lot you can do too even if you are not a sidewalk counsellor…including to witness outside of the abortion mill…
The Prayers come to the abortion mill to pray for an hour or more, on any morning that the babies are going to be killed. They carry on a most important spiritual battle, as they stand outside the mill. They pray in a spirit of reparation: for their own sins; the sin of abortion; and particularly for the deaths that will occur while they stand outside on that day. They pray for women going into the abortion mill: for the abortionist and his staff; for the neighboring community; for their legislators; for the religious leaders of the nation; and for all who, through indifference, do nothing to try to stop abortion.
The Prayers provide spiritual and moral support for the Sidewalk Counselors. They are essential. Before a mother is able to physically abort her child, a ‘spiritual abortion’ must take place within her heart. By the time she arrives at the abortion mill, she will have already rejected her child. This ‘spiritual abortion’ must be overcome by spiritual means, before the mother can change her mind about the physical abortion. By their sacrifice and prayer, the Prayers obtain the grace of God that is needed to reverse the “spiritual abortion”, while at the same time the Sidewalk Counselors are working to prevent the physical abortion of the child.
The Prayers are also there to give a personal love to God’s infants who will die that day. Just as John-the- Baptist was able to leap for joy in Elizabeth’s womb because he was aware of presence of the love of Jesus and Mary (remember that it was at the sound of Mary’s voice that he leapt in his mother’s womb), so too will the babies joyfully leap in their mothers’ wombs when they hear the voices of the Prayers. They will know they are loved.
Folks, this battle is like a race. The pro-aborts are way ahead of us and they are cruising at 80KM/hour. If we only travel as fast, we’ll never catch up. If we let up on the pressure or fewer of us show up for these 40 Days for Life campaigns, that means we are decelerating and our opponents are increasing the gap. This is not that complicated. We need to travel faster than our opponents to catch up. That means we need to step on the gas and take this sucker up to 120…140 KM/hour and make up the distance as soon as possible.
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants is the way of keeping the pedal on the medal and hastening the Lord’s victory.
Do your part and become involved.
Forget 40 Days. Think 365 Days.
Forget pro-life witnessing as being only “for a short time”. Think, “way of life”.