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.

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  1. maxine bechtel on November 19, 2010 at 7:26 am

    The old adage, “One with God is a majority” came to mind as I read this. Some would say that we are presumptious in claiming that God is on our “side” in the abortion debate, but to claim that God could EVER favor abortion is ludicrous, and I challenge anyone who believes they can cavalierly defend the wanton destruction of a innocent human life!

    Yes, God hears and answers prayer and we are beginning to see the result of the decades of earnest prayer on behalf of the unborn! We can’t quit, though! the Holy Scriptures in the New Testament Book of James say, “the effectual, earnest prayer of a righteous man availeth much!”

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