Sometimes praying out side the abortion mill can be a tiring and thankless work. Sometimes it seems like you spent an hour outside, often in the freezing cold or burning heat, for nothing.
But even when we see no immediate fruit of our efforts, the world is watching. And sometimes, the simple act of standing in prayer outside the abortion facility has effects we don’t hear about for years, if ever.
Take for example this story from Linda, a pro-lifer here in Aurora, Illinois who regularly prays outside our Planned Parenthood facility:
Friday, September 13 was our church’s day to pray outside of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in Aurora. The clinic has been here for about 5 years, and for these 5 years many of us have prayed for the moms, dads, and babies wounded by abortion.
That day a young man drove by, stopped, and motioned me over. He has seen those praying daily as he passes by. He told me that seeing people pray “gave me the strength to fight for my baby.”
He grabbed my hands as he told me about how his pregnant girl friend wanted an abortion. But because he had seen us praying outside Planned Parenthood, he fought for his baby’s life, and on the previous Saturday, the “happiest day of my life,” his son was born!
His words over and over to me were, “Do not think that you are unnoticed!” What we do does make a difference. Standing “for life” is really such a simple thing. If you ever considered coming out to pray, don’t hesitate. You will not go unnoticed!