In 2014 we launched the App for Life that connects women and families threatened by abortion with app users who can pray for each woman and family in real time. With the counseling by Options United, this prayerful accompaniment saves lives like in this story of Mia*.
Mia* first called Options United when she discovered she was pregnant with what would be the couple’s fifth child. Her fiancé had three girls from a previous relationship and she also had two girls. She did not tell anyone else about her pregnancy.
Options United followed-up with Mia while she was sitting in the abortion clinic. While sitting there, Mia began have to second thoughts. She called her fiancé and told him where she was. Her fiancé was THRILLED to find out she was pregnant and told her to leave the abortion clinic immediately.
As she stepped out of the clinic, Mia ran into prayer warriors who surrounded her with praying hands and love when she told them she had changed her mind. She felt filled with prayer and joy. Her daughters saw what was happening and came to join her. When they found out she was pregnant they too were overwhelmed and thrilled. Her oldest daughter comforted her mom, telling her that everything would work out.
When Mia got back in touch with OU, she said she felt so affirmed in her choice for life. She understood the power of prayer and felt lifted by it. What she didn’t know was that from her very first call, Mia had been accompanied by the prayers of the OU staff!
The power of prayer in helping women choose life is real.