“Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that Jesus had been condemned, he deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ But they said, ‘What is that to us? See to that yourself!’ Flinging the money into the temple, he departed and went off and hanged himself.” (Matthew 27: 3-5)
How many wounded post-abortive mothers and fathers, like Judas, deeply regret what they have done by betraying innocent blood? Some statistics say as many as 94% of post-abortive women regret their decision. How many abortionists and clinic workers wish they could “throw back” the blood money they earned? Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson has helped more than 325 abortion workers (including 10 abortionists!) leave the industry since June 2012 through her organization “And Then There Were None” (www.attwn.org). How many grandparents who encouraged a son or daughter to abort their own grandchild live in despair? We must not allow them to suffer the same hopeless fate as Judas.
As we near the time of Jesus’ death and Resurrection, let us pray that all those who experienced or participated in abortion will enjoy a “Resurrection” of their own. And pray that God will use YOU personally to help in some way. Let us not be like the chief priests saying, “See to that yourself!” Could you put phone numbers and websites for Project Rachel in your bulletin? Reach out to a post-abortive friend with compassion. Donate to organizations like ATTWN, Silent No More, or Rachel’s Vineyard. And pray daily, specifically for Dr. Goyal, the abortionist who owns and operates 3 abortion clinics in the suburbs and 1 in Chicago. We greet him every Tuesday in Wood Dale with, “Good morning! We are praying for you.” Pray that the Holy Spirit will profoundly touch his heart.
We wish you and your family a Blessed and Joyous Easter!
News from March vigils in Wood Dale:
** During the month of March, we estimate that over 100 lives were lost! This is the highest monthly total we have seen since we began praying at Advantage in April 2014. Please consider joining us on this battlefield between life and death. The presence of prayer warriors makes a difference. Even if no one says a word to the women, they see you there and may change their mind.
** We believe there were two saves, on a Thursday but do not have details. We know that God does have the details and will praise him and continue to ask His blessings on these women and children!
** We were able to speak to some of those who drove women for abortions. One man claimed that it was "a good thing" they were able to have the abortion "before it was a baby." I informed him that the heart starts beating by 3 weeks after conception, before his wife even knew she was pregnant. He denied this stating that it doesn't start beating until 40 days. I encouraged him to look it up for himself, but he just drove off. Education is key when speaking to others about abortion. It's especially an effective tool for teens. They may be susceptible to emotional arguments, but the facts of human development will stick with them. Illinois Right to Life has a fantastic, easy-to-read website just for this: http://illinoisrighttolife.org/science-of-life/
** Is Jesus calling you to be there for them? If you have never prayed outside of an abortion clinic before, maybe now is the time. You do not have to interact with the people entering or leaving. Simply standing witness in prayer is enough. Please feel free to call us (847-651-4877) if you would like more information about what standing vigil is all about or look on-line at www.NorthWestFamiliesForLife.weebly.com.
Pray for These Abortion Employees
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