Ways Lives Are Saved: Sidewalk Counselors

For You From The Word

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21, ESV)

For You To Think About

Sidewalk counselor at abortion clinic, Image courtesy Pro-Life Action League

Image courtesy Pro-Life Action League

Jane serves as a sidewalk counselor, a volunteer who speaks to abortion-bound women and their partners who are on their way inside to a clinic. It is a last attempt to turn hearts away from abortion and offer real help.

One day Jane experienced the power of words in helping women choose life. Two young women drove into the parking lot. When they got out of the car, Jane offered them information about local pregnancy resource centers and asked if she could help them in any way. The pregnant girl, Courtney, hurried towards the facility.

Her friend Lanie spoke to Jane and in tears shared about her previous abortion. “I don’t want Courtney to have an abortion but I don’t want to be a hypocrite,” she cried. Jane and another counselor encouraged Lanie. They prayed for Lanie’s healing and for her friend Courtney. Then Lanie went inside.

When both girls emerged a few minutes later, Jane knew that Courtney had canceled her appointment. She chose life. Jane had ministered to three people that day – Lanie, Courtney, and Courtney’s unborn baby – with her words of life and her prayers.

“I felt first-hand that sidewalk counseling is both a responsibility and a privilege,” says Jane. “Women feel trapped, pressured, and often forced into a decision they don’t want to make. We MUST be there for the women in their most desperate time of need.”

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Thank you for the many ways you save babies’ lives. Call more volunteers to serve as sidewalk counselors.  Use them and their words to help women choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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