Thursday, September 24, 2009

40 Days for Life

The kick off for the fall 40 Days for Life prayer vigil was yesterday and I didn't get to go because I was sick. :( But on the up side my friend did get to go. She reported that about 400 people crammed onto the sidewalks by the Fort Worth Planned Parenthood. All in all, 40 Days for Life has gotten off to an exciting start this year.

For those of you that don't know, 40 Days for Life is a 24/7 prayer vigil outside of abortion clinics across the country and internationally. As the name indicates, it lasts 40 days. Yesterday was the first day with the final day being Nov. 1.

God has done amazing things through this time of prayer and fasting in the past. There have been 4 national vigils so far. Here are some of the cool things God has done.

  • Over 200,000 have joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast for an end to abortion
  • More than 70,000 people have taken to the streets, forming peaceful 40-day prayer vigils outside of Planned Parenthood centers and abortion facilities
  • Reports document 1,561 lives that have been spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about
  • Eighteen abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry
  • Three abortion facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns
  • Hundreds of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets
  • More than 400 news stories have been featured in newspapers, magazines, radio shows and TV programs from coast to coast ... and overseas
  • Many people with past abortion experiences have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery
I really encourage you all to participate. There are 212 cities participating this year. To see if there is one near you, click here. My first hours are Sunday from 9-11. I am pretty excited to be participating again.

4 comments:

Raymond V Banner said...

Frances,
Looked over the 40 Days for Life news update you provided. Glad to see you are still carrying on your volunteer pro-life work.

Applied Christianity said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Raymond.

rebecca said...

I hadn't even heard of this Thanks!

Applied Christianity said...

You are welcome, Rebecca. I hope that you can be involved.