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.



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


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

REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life

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

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

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.


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

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.


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!!




Today, February 6, 2010 the prayer vigil participants at the AMS of Pensacola saw many lives spared from abortion.  Praise God!  We believe there were a total of 4 women who changed their mind and did not abort their child.  One woman, as she left the abortion facility, looked at a sign reading, “Women DO regret abortion” and gave us the three finger (I LOVE YOU) sign with her right hand as she drove away.

Please keep these women and those that did have abortions in your prayers.  We pray that those who left will continue to choose life and that the Holy Spirit will guide and enlighten them as mothers.   We pray for those women who lost children today to abortion that through this terrible act of violence on their child and themselves, they might repent and seek forgiveness and healing from our Lord Jesus Christ.  That Mercy may shower down on them and that one day that may be a voice for LIFE.

As the abortionist arrived at the facility driven by a police officer, he turned his head, and looked directly at the same sign reading, “Women Do regret abortion,” and although he wears a hockey mask to hide his face from the people praying outside his abortion facility, I believe God used this sign to impact him in some way.  Please pray for this poor abortionist that he might listen turn away from these works of death, which are destroying his life.  Pray that this abortionist might come to listen to the Divine Mercy, who wants so much for him to turn away from these works of darkness into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT!

Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless today, and keep coming each Saturday morning from 6am until 3pm when God’s dear little ones are aborted from this earth into the arms of our Lord and where GREAT MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING FOR LIFE!


For Their Lives,
Ernie and Mary Beth Cyr, M.E.V.

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for vigil hours, 40 Days for Life, begins in 11 DAYS!!!  Spread the word and let’s get many people involved.  WHAT A PERFECT LENTEN SACRIFICE!

Great news everyone –  TWO babies were saved Friday morning!!!  Here is the story:  A young woman walked into the abortion clinic and then came back out crying.  She walked over to where the pro-lifers were and asked if she could borrow someone’s cell phone.  She said that she couldn’t go through with it and called her dad to pick her up.  She told the pro-lifers she was pregnant with twins!  This is wonderful news :D I can’t express how uplifting and joyful it is to be out there and see all the sadness going on- but then to hear such joyful triumph of life over death.  A young woman chose life- she chose courage- and she will be greatly blessed for this.

Please continue to keep her and other mothers in your prayers.

During the rosary and immediately after asking God that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of the people in the clinic to change their mind about abortion I saw the young woman in the white Acura wave and smile as she was driven away from the clinic.   B said he read her lips and she said “I kept my baby.”  This was in response to his blessing of her with a sign of the cross!
A baby lives because of her decision for life!  Helping women to see their baby as truly “my baby” instead of as “my problem” or “it” is so important. The witness at the clinic helps do that.

Here is the first hand account about the mother who chose life today!  Praise God!

Great story to share with you from today after you and your family left. Do you remember the white Acura that pulled into the abortion clinic today (the one with the older woman driving who flipped us the finger as she drove past us with a young girl in the passenger seat)? Well later that morning, as I was saying a rosary on the sidewalk facing the street and not the clinic, the white Acura pulled out from the abortion clinic. For some reason I looked up from my prayer and saw the car pulling out. I immediately made eye contact with the young girl and gave her a compassionate look and blessed her with a sign of the cross as she was driving by. Her eyes immediately lit up and she smiled at me. Looking back at me she was happily patting her tummy and mouthed the words “I kept my baby!” as they drove away. I fist pumped a “yes!” in the middle of the rosary and startled others praying with me who asked what happened. I told them and we were so happy! It made all the time we collectively spent at the clinic today well worth while. She looked to be about 17, unfortunately she was the only happy face we saw leave the clinic today. I can’t begin to imagine the courage she showed inside the clinic today, especially with the pressure I’m sure she received from the “Driver” of the car and the clinic. God Bless, and another baby saved!!

The power of prayer!  The power of community witness!  All the more reason to go and peacefully pray, fast, and stand as a witness for life!  What are you waiting for?  Lives are depending on you.

May the peace of Christ be with you!

Today, many vigil participants witnessed a young woman, accompanied by her angry mother, walk out of the 9th avenue mill to save the life of her baby!  The young woman passed by the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers with a big smile.  She stated she was keeping her baby!  Praise God!  Keep up the prayers.  Keep going to the 9th Avenue mill in prayer.  Miracles are happening.

This afternoon as 7 – 8 vigil participants prayed in front of the Community Healthcare Center of Pensacola, a young couple in a VW beetle drove into the facility parking lot.  A young man stepped out of the car smoking a cigarette, but the young woman remained in the car.  Seeing the young couple, the women 40 Days for Life participants began to speak to the young man.  They told him about the painful scar abortion had left on their friends lives and on the lives of their families.  One of the 40 Days for Life participants told the young man about the loss of a niece or nephew to abortion.  She explained to the young man that her sister has never been the same since her abortion.  As she finished telling the young man how abortion affected her family, he looked at the vigil participants, put his cigarette to the ground, and then drove away with the young woman.

We hope and pray that this young couple continues to give life a chance.  It is a good sign that they left the 9th avenue abortion facility.  We pray that God will continue to speak to them.  Please pray for this young couple that they will keep their child.

Thank you to all those that have shown up to pray for life and being a positive example for life.  Keep going.  Keep praying.  Keep fasting.  Keep witnessing to a community hungry for the truth.

If you haven’t gone to pray yet, you need to.  Now more than ever your witness is critical to changing hearts and minds.  God will use you to bring his love and mercy to those that need to hear of his LOVE for them.

Don’t wait another day.  Go.  Pray.  Fast.  Witness.  Life is depending on you.

May the peace of Christ be with you!