Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The wind and rain came ... they stood firm

We weren't sure they were coming, but the Lord knew.  He had called.  And they answered.

Last week, as the Catholic Pro-Life Committee finished its day of adopted prayer, a large number (some say "35 or more" others say "at least 50") of Vietnamese Catholics arrived at the vigil site.  They gathered on the sidewalk as the sun was setting, joined by a nun and led by a priest.

They prayed the rosary together in Vietnamese, which "was beautiful to hear."

As a cold front moved into the Dallas area with strong gusts of wind and heavy rain, they stood firm.

One eye witness reported, "When that rain came in, it was buckets ... you would think everyone would run to their cars or get umbrellas or something.  But they didn't! They just stood right there continuing to pray!  WOW!  They were drenched!  And for some, this was their first time to come pray out here!"

So to these unexpected, but always welcome, prayer warriors:  We thank God for your tenacity and faithfulness. You are a blessing.  May God continue to bless you and your efforts for His precious children.

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"If my people, who are called by My Name,
will humble themselves and pray
and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin
and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

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