40 Days of Prayer, 40 Days for LIFE

Knoxville. Home of Vol Country. Season changes that are rich in vibrancy, color, and warmth. Endless places to hike, swim, and enjoy God’s beautiful southern creation. Good ‘ole big city/little city Knoxville, Tennessee, voted on Forbes.com as one of the best places to raise a family in all of America. And here in my hometown of Knoxville, at 1547 Clinch Avenue and 313 S Concord St lies the grave site of 5,000 babies are that killed here each year. When you look at this picture below, imagine that many children on our nearby playgrounds. Imagine that number of children learning their ABC’s, making goalies on their middle school soccer team, and graduating from the University of Tennessee. Yes, imagine.


The good thing about living in “volunteer country”, we don’t have to imagine anymore. We can wipe our hands clean of wiping out our own children here in our little town. How?

“I vote for pro-life when the elections come around”.

“I send in a check to Right for Life when I can.”

No. Let’s PRAY. Let us boldly lock arms and pray.

Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Take a stand for life!

“From September 25 – November 3, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international pro-life mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond”

For these 40 days, we pray for the babies, the men and women seeking abortion — and yes — the workers in the abortion centers. Those prayers will go on day or night … rain or shine … on four continents.

This amazing organization, 40 Days for Life is now in over 500 cities and 19 countries. It has had 83 abortion workers convert to pro-life, 40 clinics close, and most of all it has saved the lives of 7,536 babies!!!

Vision and mission

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.





What does this mean for you?

Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.


“Your presence is necessary even if you may not think it is.”

Planned parenthood client that changed her mind in regards to the people praying outside her clinic



Prayer outside a clinic?! Can I really help change someone’s mind?

No, but Jesus can. It is by no coincidence that today I fell upon the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.

 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.” (the disciples)

“Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.”

Jesus fed 5,000 from 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish! Do you have the faith strong enough to believe that Jesus can save 5,000 beating hearts here in Knoxville? Miracles beyond our greatest understandings can and will take place if belief is given to Jesus! 

Let this Knoxville abortion clinic chart one day say nothing:

Medical abortion

up to 9 weeks


Surgical abortion

6-11 weeks, 6 days


Surgical abortion

12-12 weeks, 6 days


Surgical abortion

13-13 weeks, 6 days


Surgical abortion

14-14 weeks, 6 days


Surgical abortion

15-16 weeks, 3 days


Surgical abortion
Twin Pregnancy
13-15 weeks

Sign up here and find out the Vigil Schedule. It’s every hour on the hour. I’m signed up for this Friday, October 4th. How I would love to see some of your faces there, hands boldly locked with mine.


Watch this video here to find out more!



If you feel the flutter in your heart you might be called crazy, a religious nut job, or people may yell at you “it’s their body and to leave them alone”, then quite possibly God is speaking to your heart. Have courage. Be bold. And read this letter recently received from a young lady on her way in for an abortion.


My friend had left me the use of her apartment as she was away … perfect because it was right where the clinic was!

The next day, I saw you people lining up with signs … I watched from the window every day and all day you were there! Different folks each time.

I had this idea in my head that abortion picketers were extremists … no “normal” person would do that sort of thing. Yet you did not look extreme … more ordinary.

Tuesday was my pre-procedure appointment. Used the wrong entrance and had to walk past you. So what, I thought. Who cares? They don’t know me or where I am going. As I walked past (hurriedly!), my legs felt like they weighed a ton. What was going on? Are these people intimidating me? Do I need to feel ashamed as I walk past? The receptionist told me to “ignore them” when I asked about you.

Every day I watched you. One day I thought for sure no one would be there. Weather forecast was calling for severe winds and rain. There in the afternoon, amid strong winds which were blowing the signs over the head and onto the grass, you stood. Three or four together. All day!

The next day I took a walk and followed you in the direction where everyone seemed to go. It was a church. After everyone left, I went inside and saw all the signs, flyer. Impressive set-up, I thought. They seem organized in their purpose!

On Friday was my scheduled appointment for my procedure. I was suddenly terrified of what was to be. My heart was almost beating out of my chest.

My boyfriend, who had promised to come the day before, did not show up to take me. Said he was tied up and that ultimately it was my choice to have it that day or wait til next week. My choice. But he’s not there to hold my hand! Lots of weighing pros and cons.

Anyhow, I want to let you know that I decided to keep my baby. The boyfriend is still a distance away but maybe he needs time to come around and see the big picture.

The reason I decided to leave you this note is to tell you that what you did was good. I felt I owed it to you for all the days you stood there in hope that others would take notice. I noticed – and in turn it gave me hope that others I know would also care to “stand for me.”

It’s a crazy world we live in … but some seem to know how to see the good in it. Thanks!




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