For all of the challenges that sidewalk counselors outside an abortion clinic who provide outreach confronts, it is no wonder that they can suffer at times a creeping sense of futility.   Sidewalk Counselors all have an understanding that their presence has a much greater positive impact than is apparent on the surface.   The truth of the living person in the womb is acknowledged and shared with the parent(s) and the community.   Prayer for the immediate concern is offered along with any and all assistance that the mother and child perceive they need is made known and available to the parents.  Among many other accomplishments is the powerful effect of holding back untold evil.  Abortion is a sign of a lawlessness in a crumbling society.  The sidewalk counselor is helping to hold back evil through the good accomplished and by reminding society that there is such a battle of good and evil.  Staking one’s actions to the goodness of preserving life keeps the cause and hope of good alive.  We have no idea what evil hasn’t transpired because there is someone with some grip on the reigns of evil impeding its march to some degree.

 

Pray for the sidewalk counselors in their mission and for their success.  And pray their ranks be blessed with growing numbers of people’s prayerful, bodily presence outside these abortion centers.