We started with a gathering at St. Patric's family Centre. Soon we ran out of chairs - and of space. (Luckily, the room could be expanded.) Then, after a few short speeches and a prayer, we marched by the candlelight to the vigil site, where another prayer was said and a few songs were sung...
Tomorrow is the first day. Our vigil won't be 24/7, as it is in larger cities (including Ottawa,) but we'll make sure that it keeps going on for at least 12 hours a day, from 7am to 7pm, for the entire 40 days.
Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and
your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to
usurp Your role as God over life and the number of
our days. But we come to you in brokenness and
repentance over our sin.
We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the
scourge of abortion from our land.
Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of
Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of
Christ we pray, Amen.