Q: Does Prayer and Fasting really work?

A: Yes it does!

40 Days for Life does indeed work through the intercession of our Lord, Christ Jesus!
Just take a look at these numbers:

Early this morning we received a text from the mother we helped choose life last May 15th! It was the best text we have ever received!
On Monday, November 17th, baby Allie Marie (pictured below), was born weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz. Praise the Lord!

That early Thursday morning, in Pensacola, we were there to witness to Kristi, a young mother in need, in front of Pensacola’s last remaining abortion facility. She needed somebody to reach out to her in love and by the grace of God we were able to do this. It was the skills learned from the Sidewalk Advocates for Life program that helped start the conversation with Kristi. We were able to make an appointment for Kristi to see one of our local pro-life OB/Gyns. We were able to bring hope to Kristi.

This Saturday, November 22nd from 9 AM to 2 PM at Providence Church in Pensacola, the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life, will put on a Sidewalk Advocates for Life training program. The techniques used to reach Kristi, are the ones taught in Saturday’s training. Please prayerfully consider joining us. There are other Kristi’s and Baby Allie’s out there waiting for you to meet them in love in front of our local abortion facility!
If you are interested in attending this weekend’s training, please call by noontime this Friday, November 21st.

Let us rejoice in the miracle of life today as Pensacola welcomes Baby Allie Marie! All glory and honor to God!

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The Emerald Coast Coalition for Life is looking for HIGHLY motivated pro-life individuals to serve a two year term as members of the board.

Applications will be taken through December 9th. Applicants for the three (3) board member positions should e-mail eccflife@gmail.com a resume and cover letter explaining what role they feel they would play in achieving the goals of the organization. What their strategy would be as a board member?

Here is information about the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life to assist with writing the cover letter.
Our primary goal is to make abortion unavailable between Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. This goal will be achieved through a fourfold strategy. This strategy includes increasing community awareness regarding the impact of abortion; the promotion of life-giving alternatives to abortion-minded mothers and fathers and life-giving jobs to the abortion facility workers; the promotion of post-abortion healing ministries; and community outreach, to expand the number of individuals, churches, businesses, and professionals involved in the local pro-life movement.

We are seeking a highly motivated pro-life individual to fill a part-time paid position with our organization.

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to eccflife@gmail.com with Executive Assistant listed in the subject. This position will remain open through December 18, 2014.

Job Description
The Executive Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director and the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life (ECCFL) Board and supports the day to day function of the organization. The Executive Assistant serves as a primary point of contact for the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life regarding all matters pertaining to the organization and serves as a liaison to the board of directors, volunteers, and donors. The Executive Assistant organizes and coordinates outreach efforts on behalf of the Executive Director and the Board. The Executive Assistant must be independent, creative and enjoy working within a small organization that is mission focused on saving lives within our community.

About the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life
The Emerald Coast Coalition for Life is a nonprofit organization that is comprised of individuals, churches, organizations, businesses, and professionals who have joined together to build a culture of life. We are the only organization in the area that is dedicated to peaceful, prayerful, loving sidewalk advocacy that provides professional training for sidewalk advocates. We are an organization established to recruit people into the local pro-life movement.

Our primary goal is to make abortion unavailable between Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. This goal will be achieved through a fourfold strategy. This strategy includes increasing community awareness regarding the impact of abortion; the promotion of life-giving alternatives to abortion-minded mothers and fathers and life-giving jobs to the abortion facility workers; the promotion of post-abortion healing ministries; and community outreach, to expand the number of individuals, churches, businesses, and professionals involved in the local pro-life movement.

SAFL November 2014

This is your last chance to register for the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life Banquet! Register by this Thursday, November 6th at 11:59 PM.

Use the following link to register: REGISTER HERE

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director of the year, NOW PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE!

Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease. All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is. She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.

REMINDER: THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE PENSACOLA CLOSING JERICHO MARCH WILL BE HELD TODAY, SUNDAY NOV 2, FROM 3-4 PM IN FRONT OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY PLANNING ABORTION FACILITY. LET’S CELEBRATE TOGETHER CHRIST’S TRIUMPH OVER DEATH.

Devotional for Day 40, November 2, 2014 Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

Intention:
Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.

Scripture:
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” — Revelation 21:4-5

Reflection:
Every activity we undertake in defense of the sanctity of life is prophetic, inasmuch as it points to the day when “death will be no more.” Every victory we have when an act of abortion is prevented is prophetic of that day when death itself will be definitively conquered. Every triumph of grace in this world, whereby someone is brought to see the value of life and given the strength to welcome it, is a breaking into our history of that definitive future in which the old order of things will have passed, and all things will be made new. As pro-life warriors, we must keep our eyes fixed on heaven, and our hearts secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be conquered. It is the future that shapes the present; it is victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey. Daily, we are called to reflect on heaven. When we weep, we are to think of the day when every tear will be wiped away. When we face the destructive power of death, we are to think of the day when death is swallowed up in victory. When we labor against abortion, we are to think of the day when we will have the rest and peace of the final triumph of life. Heaven is as real as earth, and its joys will be as real as our present sorrows.

Prayer:
Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Devotional for Day 38, October 31, 2014 Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

Intention:
Pray that we become vessels of hope to all around us, especially to those who minister in the pro-life movement.

Scripture:
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” — Luke 24:1-5

Reflection:
This meditation, based on a sermon I once heard, is adapted for pro-life concerns.
It’s Friday. Jesus is on the cross. He has been killed by his enemies; he is off the scene. But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’! It’s Friday. Abortionists continue their work 3,300 times a day, tearing off the arms and legs of little babies and crushing their heads. But that’s be-cause it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’! It’s Friday. Pro-abortion groups receive blood money from billionaires who are as deceived as they are. But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’! It’s Friday. Liars attempt to speak for all women and hide the pain of abortion, and ignore the evidence of how it harms women, and call abortion a blessing. But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’! It’s Friday. People of hardened hearts guard the clinics and usher desperate women in to have their abortions, while keeping them from the pro-life people who want to give them hope. But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’! Hope does not mean that we ignore or minimize the evils around us. It means, rather, that we see the whole picture, which is that evil is conquered because of what happened one Sunday morning. We are called to proclaim, celebrate, and serve that victory, waiting in joyful hope for Christ’s return and the full flowering of the Culture of Life! Indeed, Sunday’s comin’!

Prayer:
Lord, fill your people with new hope. Make us vessels of hope to all around us, especially to those who minister in the pro-life movement, that as we engage in the difficult work ahead, we may experience the peace and joy that come only from you and that nobody can take away from us. We ask this through Christ our Lord, amen.

Here are some important events to mark on your calendar!

This Saturday, November 1st at 8:15 AM at Little Flower Parish in Pensacola there is a special 40 Days for Life Mass.

This Sunday, November 2nd at 3 PM we will close this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign with a Jericho March (Joshua 6:1-27) in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility at 6115 Village Oaks Drive in Pensacola.

Tuesday, November 11th at 6:30 PM at St. Sylvester’s in Gulf Breeze the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life will host their annual banquet. Seats are still available. Registration is open through November 6th. This is a catered event. The cost to register is $40 per person. Go to to register.

Saturday, November 22nd the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life will put on another Sidewalk Advocates for Life training program at Providence Church, 3301 East Johnson Avenue in Pensacola. This event will go from 9 AM until 2 PM. The cost is $25 per person to attend. Food and workbook provided.
e-mail eccflife@gmail.com or call 850-889-1035 to attend.

PLEASE PRAY AND STAND VIGIL. TODAY FROM 7AM-2PM, THE LIVES OF INNOCENT BABIES ARE BEING LOST TO ABORTION IN PENSACOLA. PLEASE PRAY THAT THEIR PARENTS MAY CHOOSE LIFE ESPECIALLY DURING THESE HOURS.

I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. — Romans 12:1

Devotional for Day 37, October 30, 2014 Carmen Pate, Alliance Ministries

Intention:
Pray that we will each submit ourselves this day as a living sacrifice to God, giving all that we have in us for those being sacrificed on the altar of convenience.

Scripture:
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
— Romans 12:1

Reflection:
Since all things are for His glory, we are to offer ourselves for that purpose. This of course is in sharp contrast to those who are being swayed by the enemy to sacrifice their babies on the altar of convenience, rather than choosing to surrender their all, including their unborn child, to the Lord for His purposes. A career, education goals, or even a boyfriend can unknowingly become an idol for some young women. In their minds, abortion is a convenient way to “rid themselves” of an obstacle in the way of their “worship.” In light of the sacrifice Christ made on our behalf, and the fruit of God’s mercies on our lives, we owe God our highest form of praise and worship. Presenting our bodies as living sacrifices is therefore reasonable service. We were made to worship God and to worship God alone. The enemy who seeks worship for himself distorts God’s truth regarding worship, sacrifice, idols, and children. As you have given of yourself to rescue those who are perishing—the young woman as well as her child—you are worshiping God in the truest sense of the word. May your prayerful example lead an abortion minded client to turn away from her idols to worship the one true God, sparing her child from the altar of convenience, and sparing herself from a lifetime of regret.

Prayer:
God Almighty, You alone are worthy of our praise and worship. Having accepted Your Son’s sacrifice on my behalf, I in turn present my body to you as a living sacrifice. Thank you for deeming me holy and acceptable because of Christ’s shed blood for me. I pray that you would use me as your vessel to rescue others who are perishing. Through Christ who is Our Glory, amen.

Devotional for Day 36, October 29, 2014 Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life

Intention:
We are the defenders of true freedom. May our witness unveil the deception of the “pro-choice” slogan.

Scripture:
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
— 2 Corinthians 3:17

Reflection:
Norma McCorvey (the former Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade) used to work at an abortion mill named “A Choice for Women.” She now realizes what a cruel irony that title was. She saw first hand, just as pregnancy resource center counselors see, that women don’t get abortions because of freedom of choice, but rather because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. They feel trapped, abandoned, desperate and afraid, and have been led to believe that abortion is their only option. As Frederica Mathewes-Green has written, no want wants an abortion like she wants a Porsche or an ice cream; rather, she wants it like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” That doesn’t mean that the Spirit allows us to do whatever we want or to decide for ourselves what’s right and wrong. Rather, it means that the Spirit gives us the freedom to do what is right, the power to choose what is good, when we see it before us and yet feel pulled in the opposite direction. Liberty means that we no longer have to feel doomed to do what we know is wrong. We are the people of the Spirit of the Lord, and when we take action on behalf of life, especially by being present at abortion mills, we are acting on behalf of true freedom, and imparting to those who are in bondage the power to do what is right.

Prayer:
Come, Holy Spirit. You are the Spirit of freedom, the source of all that is good, the power to do what is right. Fill us, and fill those who are in bondage today, feeling doomed to do what is wrong. Set them free, and help us to hasten them on the road to freedom, where your grace overcomes every temptation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.