Granite City , IL Report

10/01/2009                                                

Day 9- Serving the King of Glory…everyday as we show up on the frontlines of the battle it is always an adventure on our journey as we serve the Lord. We never know where He will lead us, but the mind makes the plans and the Lord guides our steps.

Fellow believers and prayer warriors joined us today on the soggy sidewalks surrounding this mill. It was our first real raw fall day. It was wet and cold as we began in prayer with Monsignor Steffen leading the devotions and intentions. We thought the weather was appropriate for the cause. How God’s heart must grieve with every baby slaughtered behind those purple doors. The rain pelted our faces as we prayed or tried to softly talk to a few abortion clients. The numbers were noticeably down. Normally, the killing numbers are in the forties. Praise God there were barely ten cars on the parking lot. One mother that came in a cab came out, confirmed she saved her baby, and drove off the lot. Thank you Jesus! 

It is encouraging to have fellow prayer warriors standing alongside us, especially on dismal weather days as today. We know to always rely on the Lord for our strength; to endure and persevere as a good soldier on the battle lines for the victims of this war and the culture of death.

Every time we stand, we bear witness and bring dignity to the least of these made in God’s image that are scheduled to die. Mothers take notice, abortion workers take notice, and the community takes notice. We are preparing God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ will be built up.   

“We, like our Savior, are to bring the good news to the poor, the broken hearted, those in captivity, those who cannot see, and the oppressed.

“Who are the poor, if not those unborn children who have been abandoned by their parents before they ever leave the womb? Who are the broken hearted, if not those unborn children whose only example of love is having their mother take them to an abortion clinic to be destroyed, or the mother of a child who has been deceived by everyone around her into believing that what she is doing is best for her and her child?

“Who are the captives, if not those unborn children who are bound over to death by the "choice" of abortion? Who is more blind than an unborn child in the darkness of a womb that has become a waiting room for their death?

 “And who is more oppressed than those unborn children whose oppression has been legitimized by their government, their church, and even their family and loved ones.

“Lord, You empower us with Your Spirit to do your will in the earth. Send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the most blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born children in their mother's wombs that are scheduled for destruction. Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight, and justice through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.” – Fr. Terry Gensemer

 

Be encouraged ~Angela