With Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of the Christian season of Lent, 40 Days for Life prayer campaign is back. The campaign has expanded globally and now involves cities and towns across the world where pro-life people are praying outside abortion clinics.
The prayers and direct assistance to women considering abortions has been so successful that it’s resulted in saving thousands of babies from abortion, closing abortion facilities and helping abortion clinic staffers leave their jobs.
“Tomorrow it begins … the next 40 Days for Life campaign, which kicks off in 252 cities across 19 countries around the world. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a good time to find the location nearest you and sign up for the vigil,” says Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life.
“God has provided many blessings through past 40 Days for Life campaigns: 9,699 babies saved from abortion,107 workers who have quit the abortion industry, 60 closed abortion centers,” Carney says. “What results could be achieved during THIS campaign?”
“Let’s work and pray that more lives will be spared from abortion, more workers will experience conversions, and more abortion centers will close their doors forever,” he encourages pro-life people. “In your own community, you may well witness facilities closing … abortion workers leaving the industry … and lives saved from abortion!”
David Brando, the communications director for the group, says pro-life people in North Carolina are already starting their campaign and braving cold weather:
Amie, the local leader in Fayetteville, said more than 50 people took part in what she called the “putting your heart in it Valentine kickoff.”
She noted the determination of several of the volunteers who will be taking part in this year’s vigil. “There was a man recovering from double knee replacements. One speaker was toting an oxygen tank since changes in the weather had triggered breathing difficulties. We had a young female student on crutches recovering from a recent surgery and a young man in a wheelchair. Nothing was going to stop them!”
Kickoff speakers included Pastor Johnny Hunter of LEARN, Pastor Bobby Fulmore of Malloy Grove Freewill Baptist Church (shown below) and Helen Rogers of AGAPE Pregnancy Support Services. “They shared experiences in their work to protect the unborn and reiterated that prayer was first and foremost in this battle with evil.”
Because this campaign encompasses a wide geographic area, “we were fortunate to meet, face to face, the individuals from surrounding churches who will assist this 40 Days for Life campaign,” Amie said.
“God’s generosity will never be outdone!” she said. “We put our campaign in God’s hands.”