Over the weekend, Dr. Monique Ruberu continues to issue a call to action to everyone in the Philadelphia area and its surrounding suburbs to participate in the sidewalk servant campaigns that fill the void between 40 Days for Life Vigils.
If we look around in our friend circles, family circles, work circles, prayer groups, book clubs, kids sports teams, etc, etc I guarantee you every one of us can pick out at least 1 or two people that we could ask to join us in covering an hour outside the abortion centers.
Maybe you could first invite them to see “unplanned” with you… then when they are maximally motivated to provide them with the opportunity to join you in an hour of prayer.
Maybe your friends have already seen the movie… and they are just waiting for someone to invite them… can that someone be YOU?
If you are on this list, at some point in the past several years you have volunteered at least 1 hour of your time… now that you KNOW the importance of being out there, and you have experienced what it is like.. you have the power to share that with others.
An amazing prayer warrior Tammi McCarthy approached me after watching the Gosnell Movie last night… She said “My children love hearing stories about how people went out of their way to help the Jewish people during that genocide… how they would feed them, hide them, smuggle them out of the detainment camps… One day when my grandchildren ask me what I did during the genocide of abortion, I want to be able to assure them that I was there on the front lines… praying for and offering help to every one of those mothers. ”
She went on to say that her daughter came to pray with her at the abortion center, she asked if they kill babies there every day and Tammi told her “yes”…she responded with such wisdom… “WHY AREN’T WE HERE EVERY DAY THEN???”
Tammi has decided to cover the hours of 9-12 twice a month with her family. This is such a huge help and really reduces the burden on Pat and myself to fill these hours. I am so grateful.
SO we will do everything in our power to continue the coverage… to continue covering every hour that these places are open.. 87 hours a week… that’s all it is to cover every hour downtown where 10,000 babies are killed each year. 87 people to cover 1 hour each, or 44 people to cover 2 hours each … we have several hundred people on this list, and in Philadelphia, there are thousands of prolifers who are not engaged in this yet… but YOU can invite them.
Please help us fill the remainder of the upcoming week and consider taking a spot weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Monday 4/15: 12th and locust: 9,10,12,1,2,4
12th and loc: 8,9,10,11,1,2,3
777 appletree: 2
12th and loc: 11, 1,2,4
777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
12th and loc: 11,12,1,2,3,4
777 appletree: 8,10,2
12th and loc: covered =)
Sat 4/20: covered at both locations =)
For more information regarding sidewalk servants or to start one in your area, visit here: Sidewalk Servants
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
RESPONSE: Have mercy on us
God the Father, Creator of the world,
God the Son, through whom all things were made,
God the Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life,
Lord Jesus, the Beginning and the End,
Lord Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
Lord Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life,
Lord Jesus, Eternal Word of Life,
Lord Jesus, living in the womb of the Virgin Mary,
Lord Jesus, Lover of the poor and weak,
Lord Jesus, Defender of the helpless,
Lord Jesus, Bread of Life,
For every sin against life,
For the sin of abortion,
For the daily killing of innocent babies,
For the bloodshed throughout our land,
For the silent screams of Your children,
For the killing of Your future disciples,
For the exploitation of women by abortion,
For the silence of Your people,
For the apathy of Your people,
For the co-operation of Your people in this tragedy,
RESPONSE: Lord, hear our prayer.
For our pre-born brothers and sisters killed by abortion,
For our pre-born brothers and sisters threatened by abortion,
For our brothers and sisters who have survived abortion,
For mothers who have had abortions,
For mothers tempted to have abortions,
For mothers pressured to have abortions,
For mothers who have refused to have abortions,
For the fathers of aborted babies,
For the families of aborted babies,
For the families of those tempted to have abortions
For all who assist and cooperate in abortions,
For doctors and nurses, that they may nurture life,
For government leaders, that they may defend life,
For the clergy, that they may speak up for life,
For the pro-life movement,
For those who speak, write, and work to end abortion,
For those who help provide alternatives to abortion…
For those who promote adoption,
For national and local pro-life groups,
For unity in the pro-life movement,
For courage and perseverance in pro-life work,
For those who suffer ridicule and rejection for their stand for life,
For those imprisoned for defending life,
For those who have been injured and mistreated for defending life,
For legal professionals,
For courts and judges,
For police officers,
For media professionals,
In thanksgiving for the babies saved from abortion,
In thanksgiving for the mothers saved and healed from abortion,
In thanksgiving for the former abortion providers who have become pro-life,
In thanksgiving for all those who take a stand against abortion,
In thanksgiving for the call to be part of the pro-life movement,
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Let us pray
Almighty and ever-living God,
You have created all things through Your Son Jesus Christ.
He trampled the power of death by His Paschal Mystery.
May all who acknowledge You
Promote the sacredness of life
And always serve You faithfully,
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
The following is from the Facebook post of Dr. Monique Ruberu:
Have you ever wanted to be IN a parade? No… not watching from the side and cheering folks on… actually walking near to the front of the parade waving your banner, waving to the crowds.. pulling your kids in their decorated wagon, handing out stickers etc… AND standing up for the PRO-LIFE CAUSE?!?
Bring the fam and walk with the Pro-Life Union in the awesome downtown Philly St Patrick’s day parade…
Let’s show Philly that there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that believe life is precious…
Make your most loving pro-life signs, wear your green hats and gloves and get ready to join us!!!
On March 10th starting at 16th and JFK at 11 am
Contact Pat Stanton at 2677184851
Or contact the Pro-life union of Philadelphia to find out when and where we will meet at email@example.com
SHARE with your pro-life buddies what an easy way to get involved!!!!”
Unplanned, the movie based on a memoir written by Abby Johnson, tells the story of how she walked away from Planned Parenthood after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion. She shared how 40 Days for Life planted the seeds for her conversion.
Abby was the director of the facility in Bryan Texas, which is now the headquarters of 40 Days for Life.
This spring the movie will be brought to life. Generation Life will host a screening in King of Prussia mall on opening night Thursday, March 28th at 7PM. Information is below:
Join Generation Life for the premiere night of the highly anticipated film ‘UNPLANNED.’ Connect with other young adults (18 and up) interested in exploring the testimony of a former abortion clinic director & her powerful life-changing experience. The movie followed by lively discussion and yummy food.
“Why did you give up your Saturday to be here?” That was the opening question of Matthew Manion when he began the first ever Art of Persuasion seminar. 50 Pro-Lifers had those words echoed into their mentality at Villanova University. Manion brought his experience in the business world to the seminar and a professor of the academia scene on the mainline campus.
In his presentation, Manion suggests to persuade the 2nd person. That second person is you. It helps that person think of what they can do to get involved with the movement. In order to persuade, Manion suggests three steps.
The first is to ask for what is needed to be accomplished and support in order to achieve that goal.
The second is to compare. Compare what you and the other person want to accomplish. Then, follow it up by how you can help and achieve that goal.
There is a strong link between self-efficacy and success. Simply put it defines the person’s belief and chances of successfully accomplishing a specific task.
In the midst of learning how to persuade other to defend life, those gathered also offered ramps to get others involved with the movement.
“We must provide a way to draw people into the pro-life movement.” Manion challenging those gathered.
Some suggestions varied to making blessing bags used during prayer vigils, having a holy hour for life, pregnancy support centers, and even a movie night.
Juid Neeld and Kim Savage, the first missionaries of Generation Life close out the seminar with a presentation.
Savage shared how she gave a presentation to a group of high school students at Bishop Shanahan High School and had thoughts about how she might’ve not delivered her message well. However, years later a young woman who sat in the audience told her how she was in a promiscuous relationship and after hearing Kim broke up with her boyfriend.
Judi took a leap of faith when first invited to pray in front of Philadelphia Women’s Center on Saturday. She thought it was a struggle, but she knew she had to be there for the women going into the abortion facilities.
“We must change hearts on the front lines” Judi Neeld.