(from Diocese of Tulsa FB page …)
The annual 40 Days for Life prayer vigil began with a kick off rally on Sept. 23 at the Garden of Hope, 6135 E. 32nd Place, directly across the street from Tulsa’s only abortion clinic.
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program; prayer and fasting; a constant 24-hour prayer vigil and community outreach that includes peaceful, non-confrontational sidewalk counseling.
The keynote speaker was Chris Monteith who, through a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, overcame the pain and shame of having an abortion. Chris is a Pro Life advocate and speaker, a licensed counselor and she and her husband, Bill, facilitate Rachel’s Vineyard retreats at Catholic Charities of Tulsa, helping other women recover from abortions.
The Tulsa event is part of an annual worldwide campaign that has proven to be an effective tool in the fight to end the tragedy of abortion. If you would like to become part of this important event, prayer slots are still available. Visit the 40 Days for Life website for more information or to volunteer for a prayer time, www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/tulsa
A Midway Rally is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 with keynote speaker Georgette Forney – Cofounder of the Silent No More campaign, and president of Anglican’s for Life.