Last spring, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in our local 40 Days for Life campaign. This event is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through three means: Prayer and fasting, a constant prayer vigil outside of local abortion clinics, and community outreach and information. The event lasts for 40 days and takes place simultaneously in communities all around the country.
Well, the wonderful and committed people who organized last spring’s event are planning an even bigger one for this fall. This fall’s 40 Days begins September 24 and runs through November 2. This time there are more than 170 communities participating in 45 states!
I want to encourage you to join us. The more committed believers taking a stand, the more strongly our comminities will hear the message that the evil of abortion will not be tolerated. Please join us for prayer, but I’d also encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and to take a public stand against abortion by joining one of the prayer vigils outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in your area. For those of you who live in Tacoma, you can go here to sign up for the vigil. If you live elsewhere, find the 40 Days event in your area by going here. If you’d like to get wonderful and encouraging updates on the event, sign up here or check out the 40 Days blog.