By Tom Quiner
I participated in an event called 40 Days for Life as recounted in my blog posts on October 7th and 8th.
I stood with others in front of the Planned Parenthood facility where abortions are performed. We quietly prayed for the unborn in Des Moines and throughout America.
I’m a small cog in a huge movement of the faithful who are praying consistently, fervently, and passionately for the pre-born children.
Does it do any good you may ask?
Most of the time we’ll never know how our loving prayers for the pre-born move their mothers and fathers, how they soften their hearts, how they change minds.
I got an e-mail this morning from the national director of 40 Days for Life with exciting, quantifiable results:
• 82,000 people participated in these prayerful gatherings
• 238 cities across 46 states, Canada, Australia Denmark, Northern Ireland and England were involved.
• 788 lives were spared from abortion (imagine how the world can be changed by these lives!).
• 8 abortion workers quit their jobs.
• 1 more abortion facility went out of business
on day 2 of this fall’s campaign.
Here in Iowa, we need prayers more than ever. Planned Parenthood is on the verge of expanding tele-abortions beyond Iowa’s borders with the tacit approval of our state’s Attorney General.
A late-term abortion doctor is attempting to move his practice into Council Bluffs.
Do you believe prayers are answered? I do. I ask for your continuing prayers for the pre-born. Pray that their parents and our politicians realize that these tiny human beings aren’t expendable. Prayers change hearts more than any old blog ever will.