From February 17 through March 28, teams in 163 cities from coast to coast in the United States – as well as locations in Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland – will take part in this mission. 40 Days for Life is an intensive effort designed to raise awareness, save lives, bring healing, and lead our nation to repentance for the sin of abortion through three components: 1. Pray and fast 4. Find your role There are many opportunities to help in making the 40 Days for life campaign a sucess.
Prayer is the heart of the 40 Days for Life effort. It is through the many prayers that have been lifted up that victories have been won! Each day between now and the end of the campaign, please commit to pray for victory over abortion here in Tacoma and accross the nation. Christ told us that 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. Fasting is not a Christian diet; it is a form of physical prayer. You can fast from food, TV, alcohol ... anything that separates you from God.
We are asking that you bring the 40 Days for Life message to your church or group also by asking them to participate in prayer with you. We can provide prayer calendars for your church to use in scheduling your own prayer vigil. Contact us for support.
2. Peaceful vigil
The prayer vigil at Tacoma Planned Parenthood serves to send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. Many in the community are simply uninformed. When asked if they know what goes on at this clinic many have said "they help women and their babies". Our peaceful, prayerful presence there helps to inform the community of the evils that are taking place right in our own community. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility.
All participants are asked to sign a Peace Agreemnent. The public prayer vigil is not a protest. It is a visible testimony to the community of the evil that is among us and our dedication to seek out our God to intervene. We lift up in prayer all those who are affected by abortion. Abortion leaves one dead and one wounded. It affects our whole society. click here to see one of our prayer outlines.
We stand on Gods promise made to us, His people:
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14
Please consider joining us in this most important part of the 40 Days for Life campaign. The vigil runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 7 days a week throughout the 40 day campaign. You can sign up for as little as 1 hour per week or can join the vigil randomly as it fits your schedule. Please contact our vigil coordinator to confirm your time. You can also sign up on-line.
For more information on the vigil, contact:
Vigil coordinator - email@example.com
Sign up on-line - www.vigilcalendar.com/tacoma/
Click here for directions to the vigil.
3. Community outreach
The success of 40 Days for Life depends on the most powerful form of advertising in the world -- word of mouth. Tell all of your friends, family members, co-workers, and fellow believers about 40 Days for Life. Encourage them to visit this web site where they can learn more and get involved.
We are also asking everyone with a heart for the unborn to bring the message to their church or group. We have a number of promotional tools such as posters, fliers, videos, etc. that we would like to give to you to help spread the word. We also have audio / visual equipment to bring powerpoint presentations to your church or group as well.
We have found that many Christians are simply unaware of the opportunity that exists in the 40 Days for Life campaign and are more than willing to participate once they know about it. Will you help spread the news about this life saving effort by sharing with your family, friends and church?
You can find some resources on this website. Click here
Please contact us so we can support you as you spread the news.
Click here to see a list of volunteer opportunities that might fit your special skills and talents.
Please prayerfully consider how you might participate as a volunteer in the 40 Days for Life campaign.
To learn more, sign up for specific vigil hours, or let us know how you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact the local 40 Days for Life leadership team:
Campaign Director - Director@tacoma40days.com
Contact our director to learn more about the volunteer opportunities
you can participate in or to inquire about general campaign questions or offer suggestions.
Vigil coordinator - Vigil@tacoma40days.com
Contact our vigil coordinator to learn more about the prayer vigil. Your participation is key to the success of the campaign.
Learn more about how you can help; visit the national 40 Days for Life web site.
From February 17 through March 28, teams in 163 cities from coast to coast in the United States – as well as locations in Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland – will take part in this mission. 40 Days for Life is an intensive effort designed to raise awareness, save lives, bring healing, and lead our nation to repentance for the sin of abortion through three components:
1. Pray and fast
4. Find your role
There are many opportunities to help in making the 40 Days for life campaign a sucess.