Updated: Mar 15
40 Days for Life begins Wednesday, Feb. 26.
All are welcome to join for a kick-off "Taco Tuesay" dinner on Tuesday, February 25 in Steiner Hall, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, from 5:45 - 7:30 PM.
We have adopted 2 days of prayer: Wed. March 4 and Thursday , March 19. Our goal is to have a minimum of 2 prayer witnesses signed up each hour from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM both days. In addition, we will have pastor-led prayer with Father Humberto and other members of PES in front of Planned Parenthood starting at 1:00 PM on March 8.
Visit stmark.xyz/40DAYS to sign up.
What is 40 Days for Life?
The global crisis of abortion is enormous. A tragedy of epidemic proportions, abortion is the leading cause of death in the world, taking what some estimate to be 56 million innocent lives every year. It crosses every race and socioeconomic background. It seems overwhelming to wonder “What can we do about this terrible situation?”
In 2004, the four founders of the 40 Days for Life movement gathered around an old wooden table in College Station, TX for an hour of intense prayer, asking God this very question. During that hour, they all found themselves drawn to the time-frame of 40 days—a time-frame God consistently uses throughout salvation history to transform His people. As that hour of prayer progressed, they 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.
That first campaign exceeded all expectations. In less than six weeks, more than 1,000 new volunteers helped ensure all 960 hours of the vigil were covered. This grassroots, door-to-door effort reached more than 25,000 households. The local abortion rate dropped by 28 percent. Their efforts have since grown to over 493 cities in 30 countries for this fall’s campaign.
We, too, are called to respond. From September 25 to November 3, 2019, we join friends in our community for the next Fall 40 Days for Life campaign.
If you are new to 40 Days for Life or are interested in finding out more and helping out with our local efforts, please go to: 40daysforlife.com/history or contact John Shrake at email@example.com. Thank you to all who have participated in the past and in advance to all who will prayerfully consider joining us this fall in our peaceful, prayerful efforts to end abortion. Stay tuned for exciting details regarding the kick-off event and sign-ups for prayer vigil.