This past Saturday, the prayer vigil participants witnessed four miracles.  Four women chose life!  One of the prayer vigil participants, approached a vehicle at 6:30 AM in one of the local business parking lots.  He briefly spoke with the two women inside this vehicle.  He handed them a brochure about abortion alternatives and what abortion does to women.  Two hours later the women drove past us, giving us the thumbs up and pointing that she kept her baby!

What would have happened if the prayer vigil participant had not been there to hand these women this information?

This demonstrates the absolute necessity of peaceful, prayerful, community witness.  We do not have a lot of hours covered this week, so I hope everyone on this e-mail list that lives in and around Pensacola will take the time to pray in front of AMS of Pensacola!  Lives are depending upon you!  Over the next few weeks, speak with your pastor and ask him to join you.  Speak about 40 Days for Life at your prayer group or Bible study and get as many people to go with you to pray in front of AMS of Pensacola!

This past Saturday, abortion day in Pensacola, our prayer intention for that day was for the conversion of everyone that works at AMS of Pensacola.  As the day progressed, you could visibly see that something was changing in the outlook of some of these workers.  There was a sense that some of them were beginning to realize that we are there for them.  We are truly there to pray for them.  They are surprised to hear that someone is praying for them.  God is truly chipping away at their hearts!  That is why it is so important for us to be there each and every day!  Our peaceful, prayerful presence DOES make a difference!  Be not afraid and go and pray!  As one prayer vigil participant wrote last week, he stated,  “Thank you for allowing me to be part of this (40 Days for Life).”  He had never participated in 40 Days for Life until this spring campaign, and he now understands how vitally important it is to pray in front of the AMS of Pensacola. He is scheduled to pray two hours a week in front of AMS of Pensacola.

Early Sunday morning, local coordinator Ernie Cyr
sent out an urgent message to 40 Days for Life
volunteers in Pensacola, Florida. He had just found
out that abortions were taking place at the city’s
only abortion facility. Yes, on the Lord’s day.

Ernie’s request for prayer volunteers at the 40 Days
for Life vigil was quickly answered.

It would soon become apparent that their prayers were
being answered as well.

A woman drove up and told the vigil participants,
“I called my sister and convinced her not to have
an abortion!”

It wasn’t easy — her sister was already inside the
building. The woman got on the phone and tried to
speak to her sister, but the abortion facility staff
refused to let her take the call.

Finally, the woman told the center’s staff it was an
emergency and she MUST speak to her sister URGENTLY.
The staff reluctantly permitted them to talk. The woman
explained to her sister that there were far better
options than ending the life of her unborn child.

She listened … and called off the abortion.

The woman then went into the building, came out with
her sister and returned to the pro-life volunteers.

“When the young mother came out she looked dazed and
confused,” said Ernie, “like the weight of the world
was upon her shoulders.”

She was still very much in shock after almost aborting
her child. “It was so terrible in there,” she said.
“The noise in that place was awful.”

A counselor from a pro-life pregnancy center was able
to tell her about the free resources and free medical
services that would be available throughout her
pregnancy, as well as community services that can
assist her until her child is ready to start school.

Ernie asked if she was able to get her money back.
“She said she paid $525 for the abortion but they
would only give her back $300 or so, so I told her
that the pro-life community in Pensacola is absolutely
behind her.” He’s already started a collection.

“I told her all will be well because she just made a
life-giving decision,” he said. “God has put the
pro-life community in Pensacola behind this woman.
And we will not fail her!”

Fantastic report! But guess what? There’s more!

“There were six — yes, six — other mothers that
chose life for their babies,” Ernie said. “Praise
God! Women were absolutely fleeing the abortion
facility today!”

Ernie called it a “slam dunk miracle.”

“So come on out and pray in front of the abortion
facility every chance you get,” he said. “Jesus is
really, really using us to save lives!”

Today’s devotional is from Carmen Pate, a member of
the 40 Days for Life board of directors.

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DAY 7 INTENTION
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Pray that the abortionists and all workers in
abortion facilities would be troubled in their
souls regarding their work and would seek truth.

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SCRIPTURE
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Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor,
and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all
malice. And be kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake
has forgiven you.

— Ephesians 4:31-32

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REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life
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We see the evil and oppression in the world, the
arrogance of those who mock God, the millions of
innocent lives destroyed because of the greed of a
few.

Our flesh tells us that we should take justice in our
own hands, but instead of vengeance, the Lord calls us
to love our enemy, to forgive others as we have been
forgiven.

God loves the abortionist and the Planned Parenthood
advocate just as much as He loves you.

It breaks His heart to see them in bondage to sin and
He is giving you this opportunity to introduce them to
the Savior who sets the captive free.

Though you may not experience direct interaction with
these souls, your presence will not go unnoticed. Your
non-verbal communications speak volumes about the God
you serve.

Forgiveness is an act of obedience to God (Colossians
3:13). Forgiveness is not condoning or overlooking the
wrong behavior of others, but rather it is freeing
ourselves so that God can work mightily through us to
touch their hearts for Him.

Let’s join our hearts with His in recognizing that
those in the abortion industry are not the enemy, but
rather they are blinded by the enemy.

God desires that we bring them the message of truth
and hope found in Christ, but the messengers He will
use are those willing to forgive.

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PRAYER
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Dearest God, You tell us in Proverbs that the foolish
and the wicked lack wisdom and understanding. I pray
you will trouble the souls of those in the abortion
industry so that they hunger for truth and cry out for
freedom.

I pray that my life would reflect my redemption so
others may see it and trust in You. In obedience to
You, and by your grace, I choose to forgive others as
you have forgiven me. In the name of Christ my
Redeemer I pray, Amen.

We were praying outside the AMS of Pensacola abortion facility a little after noon time today and an amazing miracle occurred.  A young woman drove by and opened her window and told us, “I called my sister and convinced her not to have an abortion.”  We told her praise God, is there anything we can do to help her.  We told her we have a counselor from the Alpha Center (PROVIDENCE!!) and she could speak with her and get her resources she needs.  So she did.  She went in and got her sister out and they came out to talk with us.  When the young mother came out she looked dazed and confused, like the weight of the world was upon her shoulders.  Her sister told us, “I called the abortion facility and asked to speak with my sister and they would not let me speak with her.”  So I called back again and told them that I had an emergency with her little child at home and needed to get in touch with her right away.”

Finally they put her on the phone.  She talked to her and convinced her not to abort her baby.”   The young mother, still very much in shock after almost aborting her child told us, ”  It was so terrible in there, the noise in the place was awful.” (One can only imagine that this must have been the sound of the suction vacuum machines in all the rooms running.)  There were so many abortions taking place from 6am till 4pm today.  God save us!

As Jesus and our Blessed Mother would have it we had a counselor from the Alpha Center on hand, she had just arrived to the prayer vigil moments before.  This counselor was PROVIDENTIAL, as she not only knew about all the resources and medical assistance available for this woman at no charge, but she also spoke in the woman’s native tongue, spanish.  The Alpha Center counselor set up an appointment with her right away and told her about all the people she could set her up with to help her through her pregnancy and until her child is 5 years of age.  She really set the mother at ease.  She told her, “DON’T WORRY,  OUR LADY IS WITH YOU AND WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, ALL WILL BE GREAT NOW!”  She told her, ” DO NOT WORRY, JESUS AND OUR LADY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU BOTH.”

I asked her if she was able to get her money back and she said she paid $525 for the abortion but they would only give her back $300 or so, so I told her that the pro-life community in Pensacola is ABSOLUTELY BEHIND HER.  I told her all will be well because she just made a life-giving decision.  God will provide and he will make a way for this child.  I know this because God has put the pro-life community in Pensacola behind this woman!  AND WE WILL NOT FAIL  HER!

Tuesday I will present her with $500 on behalf of the pro-life community in Pensacola, when she goes to the Alpha Center.  I ask all in the pro-life community to help us help this mom in need.  Please send checks to:

Life Inc. ,  P.O. Box 2171, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549

In the memo line please write “40 Days for Life & Feb 21, 2010”  and we will know that the donation needs to go to her directly.

I have also been in touch with a local pro-life Ob/Gyn and she may go and see her baby by ultrasound this week.  She told us she was 10 weeks along and we gave her a precious feet pin that shows the size of her little baby’s feet, so that she could see what her baby looks like.  She and her sister both put the pins on their shirts before they left.

JUST WHEN YOU THINK THIS MIRACLE COULD NOT BE ANY MORE AMAZING.  AS WE STOOD TALKING TO THE MOTHER HER NECKLACE AROUND HER NECK STOOD OUT.  THERE HANGING FROM HER NECK WAS A BIG, BEAUTIFUL IMAGE OF THE DIVINE MERCY WITH OUR LADY ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE NECKLACE.  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THIS SPRING 40 DAYS FOR LIFE IN PENSACOLA IS DEDICATED TO THE DIVINE MERCY WITH THE INTERCESSION OF OUR LADY!

I could go on writing to you forever, but let me just tell you that God is SO GOOD!   In addition to this one woman’s story there were 6, YES SIX,  other mothers today that chose life for their babies!  PRAISE GOD!!  Although we did not get to talk to them each directly.  It was great to see the thumb’s up symbol and smiles of those turning away from abortion and choosing life for their children and themselves.  MOTHERS WERE ABSOLUTELY FLEEING THE ABORTION FACILITY TODAY.  IT WAS AN OVERALL COMPLETE “DIVINE MERCY” SLAM DUNK    M I R A C L E !!!!!!

And I don’t understand how anyone could want to miss out on all these G R A C E S and M I R A C L E S!  So come on out and pray in front of the abortion facility every chance you get, Jesus is REALLY, REALLY USING US TO SAVE LIVES!!

THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE HECK OF A DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY!

YOU GO JESUS… OUR MAMMA WEARS COMBAT BOOTS!  (Fr. Corapi)

THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF ENDLESS MERCY!

Join us for a city-wide prayer vigil in front of AMS of Pensacola this Saturday (2/20), at 12 noon, as we pray to end abortion in Pensacola.  We hope you will be able to join us this Saturday.

Prayer for the Closing of the Abortion Mill

By: Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

Father, all life is in Your care.
You have entrusted us to one another,
that we may show our brothers and sisters
the same love You have for us.
We pray, then, for the least among us,
the children in the womb.
Protect them from the violence of abortion.
We pray for those that are scheduled to die at
AMS of Pensacola abortion facility.
Save them from death.
Give new hope to their parents,
that they may turn away from the
desperate act of abortion.
Grant conversion to the abortionist and to the staff.
Show us how we are to respond to the
bloodshed in our midst,
And lead us to the day when this place of death
Will be transformed into a haven of life.
Guard us with your joy and your peace,
For in You, life is victorious.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

As 40 Days for Life begins today in Pensacola and around the world, we are excited to find out what miracles God has in store for us!  We hope and pray each and everyone of you will be part of God’s miracles, as we join in peaceful, prayer vigils in front of AMS of Pensacola.  Below I am adding the peaceful vigil agreement for all to review again.  This is very important to read.  If any one of these agreements are broken, then you are no longer part of 40 Days for Life.  That is why it is so important to go there and pray only.  Let the Holy Spirit do the work.  Prayer and fasting (if health permits), and peaceful prayerful vigils are the staples of 40 Days for Life.  That is what makes 40 Days for Life so successful.  We are not relying on ourselves to change hearts and minds.  We are asking God, and God alone, to change hearts and minds.  We go there in faith, that His love and mercy will change hearts and minds.  Pensacola has been so blessed to see the Community Health Care Center of Pensacola close last fall.  We believe that after this Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign and the Novena of Masses for the closure of AMS of Pensacola, Pensacola will be an abortion free city.  Let us pray together in front of the desert in our town and journey with Christ as he changes hearts and minds through our prayer and fasting.  Let us bring the mercy of Christ to the darkest place in our town.  Let us pray!

  1. I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign.
  2. I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all abortion facility employees, volunteers, and customers.
  3. I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely disassociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign.
  4. I am in no way associated with the abortion facility/Planned Parenthood or its affiliates by way of employment, informant, volunteer, client, or otherwise.
  5. While standing in the city right of way in front of the abortion facility:
    1. I will not obstruct the driveways or sidewalk while standing in the public right of way.
    2. I will not litter on the public right of way.
    3. I will closely attend to any children I bring to the prayer vigil.
    4. I will not threaten, physically contact, or verbally abuse the abortion facility/Planned Parenthood employees, volunteers, or customers.
    5. I will not vandalize private property.
    6. I will cooperate with local city authorities.

Please see the attached flyer which can be used to promote 40 Days for Life around the Pensacola area. This can be placed in church bulletins, handed out after church services, placed on cars in parking lots, used for door to door campaigns in local neighborhoods, placed on community boards, or used to make church announcements.

We hope you will use this flyer to help spread the word about 40 Days for Life throughout the greater Pensacola community!

Simply click the links below the flyer to download it.

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Download (MS-DOC, 1MB) (right-click –> Save As)

+JMJ+

There will be a Novena of Masses for the Closing of the AMS of Pensacola abortion facility February 18-February 26.

Below you will find the Novena of Masses scheduled as well as a prayer for the closing of the AMS of Pensacola abortion facility.

As we witnessed after the Novena of Masses for the Closing of an Abortion Facility last Fall, many lives were saved, and the Community Healthcare Center of Pensacola abortion facility closed due to the efficacious power of this Novena of Masses.

May Our Lady and The Divine Mercy be pleased by this Novena of Masses and hear the prayers of these Holy Masses to save many pre-born babies from abortion and spare mom’s and dad’s from a lifetime of regret from abortion.             In Christ’s Name We Pray.

NOVENA OF MASSES:

  • February 18, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 6:30am
  • February 19, St. Ann, Gulf Breeze 8:30am
  • February 20, Little Flower 8:15am
  • February 21,  St. Stephen (all Sunday Masses)
  • February 22,  St. Michael 12:10pm
  • February 23, Corpus Christi 8:00am
  • February 24, St. Rose of Lima 7:00pm
  • February 25, St. Anne Bellview 8:00am
  • February 26, St. Jude Thaddeus, Cantonment 8:30am

You can also view all upcoming 40 Days for Life events on our events page.