“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” —1 Corinthians 15:58

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”— Oswald Chambers

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”— Ephesians 2:10

“The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man [or woman] avails much.”— James 15:16

by Rev. Brian Walker, Program Director

February 25, 2017 will mark the beginning of a new monthly prayer service called STAND! Coordinated by Pro-Life Action Ministries, STAND! is designed to provide those who have never considered or experienced praying in front of an abortion facility an opportunity to do so with the help of seasoned Pro-Life Action Ministries staff and volunteers. Prayer services will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month.

The quote from Oswald Chambers and the three scriptures above capture the essence of STAND! There are many good and worthy activities working to end abortion, however prayer is the greater work that God has designed us for because it is a good work and our prayers are effective. Prayer is the foundation for all other pro-life work.

Over the years, sidewalk counselors and prayer supporters who pray at the abortion facilities, along with the stories from former abortion workers, all attest to the truth that when there are people praying in front of an abortion facility, the number of appointments drop and the atmosphere is one of peace.

In December 2011 as a result of God hearing our prayers during 40 Days for Life Twin Cities, the abortion facility within HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital closed even though the medical director swore it never would! Prayer moved one of the largest HMO’s in Minnesota to close its abortuary. Prayer works!

STAND! is a cry to rescue those who literally cannot speak out for themselves — the unborn. The end of abortion will come through various means, but the abortion facility is the only place where the killings actually take place and that’s where our prayers are needed.

STAND! will rotate between the four abortion facilities in the Twin Cities on the 4th Saturday of every month from 9:00 – 10:00 am:

February, March, April: Planned Parenthood (671 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN 55114)

May, June, July: Robbinsdale Clinic (parking lot of our Chapel of the Innocents next door, 3821 W. Broadway, Robbbinsdale, MN 55422)

August, September, October: Mildred S. Hanson’s office (Park Ave. Medical Office Building, 710 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404)

November, December, January: Whole Woman’s Health (Parkside Professional Center, 825 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404)

Parking information and other instructions will be on Pro-Life Action Ministries’ Facebook page and here on our website. Specific dates can be found in our Events Calendar. You can also contact me at 651-797-6363 or brian.walker@plam.org.

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