40 Days of Life: 40 Days FOR Life

Working in the pro-life movement I am blessed to work with a number of great allies – and I find more and more what makes a pro-life organization great is the people who work for it.  Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people who are working themselves out of a job, and perfectly happy to do it. 


As a part of a Pro-life 101 I thought it would be a good idea to every now and then introduce (or re-introduce) one of these great groups.  Today I start with one of my two favorite groups – 40 Days for Life (the second one I will do someday soon.) 


With 40 Days for Life I can get away with saying it is my favorite group over others because most people would agree that both the group and its leader, David Bereit, are shining examples of humanity – and that abortion can only truly end with prayer.


In very simple terms the mission of 40 Days for Life is to pray:


40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.


The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.


Prayer.  Pretty powerful stuff.


And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”


If you ever have doubts of the power of prayer you should bring to mind the fervor that opponents have for it.   Planned Parenthood fears prayer so much they are asking the Supreme Court to stop people from praying in front of abortion facilities.  The ACLU sues even the thought of public prayer.  To many of these people prayer supposedly is harshly put simply “a bunch of zealots speaking to either a non-listening or non-existent deity.”  If that is the truth – why such the passion to stop it from happening?  Why not let these praying people “waste their time.”


Faith is a powerful force and prayer is the best conduit that we have in concentrating that faith.  The next 40 Days for Life campaign starts on March 5th, 2014.  Until that time I ask you to help me turn the tables on David and his amazing employees and volunteers.  Pray for them with the same passion that they pray for an end to the travesty and for the women and families devastated by abortion. 


To find out more about 40 Days for Life and how to join the next campaign please visit their web site here.

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