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40 is an amazing number as we can see just in the bible, in pregnancy, in society Big “40”, in lent.
Therefore, it makes sense that 40 Days for Life is making amazing results against abortion!
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
In 1998, in town Bryan/College Station, where Planned Parenthood opened an abortion center. People of the faith there didn’t want this there so they started to show up and pray. But sadly, there was no end result. A few gathered around a table and for one hour pray how they can close down this, how can they really help to end abortion in 2004.
It’s an amazing story, their book is worthy to be on your book shelve, 40 Days for Life – Discover What God Has Done…Imagine What He Can Do – Expanded Edition.
During that hour of prayer, they found themselves drawn to the timeframe of 40 days—a timeframe God consistently uses throughout salvation history to transform His people. How might God transform Bryan/College Station in 40 days?
As that hour of prayer progressed, the four individuals felt themselves called to launch a 40 day campaign of PRAYER AND FASTING, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND A CONSTANT, PEACEFUL VIGIL to end abortion. They also vowed that even if no one else would join them, together they would cover the entire 40 day, 960 hour, around-the-clock vigil.
Finally, they gave their new project a name: 40 Days for Life.
The campaign results exceeded all expectations. In less than six weeks, more than 1,000 new volunteers helped ensure all 960 hours of the vigil were covered. A grassroots, door-to-door effort reached more than 25,000 households. The campaign made local, state and national news. And the local abortion rate dropped by 28 percent.
The power of prayer and fasting.
Many people have asked, what can I do to end abortion, I’m just a stay home mom or grandmother or teen, I am only one person.
That one person has so much power with prayer and fasting!
One can pray anywhere for the end of abortion, for the abortion workers, for those babies. One can set up a time daily to pray just for the end of abortion. Use your phone as a reminder.
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
During 40 days to Life, one is to unite all prayers to specific request so all united as one, one body of Christ:
Women who are at risk of having an abortion
Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
Local, regional, and national leaders
Revival and renewal in our churches
Repentance and healing throughout our nation
Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.- 40 Days to Life
Fasting isn’t a diet , is an amazing powerful prayer to help one unit their prayers to God. One doesn’t need to just fast from food but one can also fast from other activities TV, social media, sleeping in. Pray about what you want to fast from these 40 days.
We have witnessed in the Bible from Christ, that prayer and fast has the power to drive out demons. Abortion is a demon!
There are many locations throughout the United States and even the world that groups are coming together for these 40 Days to Life at abortion centers. You can look for a location on their map here.
If you don’t see one already formed, maybe God is calling you to start one. This would be a great opportunity for home-school groups, youth groups, families to be a witness to the defense of the unborn.
The next 40 days to Life starts next Wednesday, September 27 to November 5th!
The results have been amazing but there is never enough results to make one stop.
13,305 Lives Save from abortion , 154 abortion workers quit their jobs, and 86 abortion centers closed!
Yet, we can’t stop until each unborn baby, each mother, each father, will be safe , will heal and will fight to end the war on life!
During the 40 days to Life, all proceeds from any pro-life items will be donated to 40 Days to Life!
With the Love of Christ,
Cecilia @Hair Bows 4 Life