As we begin this 40-day journey of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach, imagine what God can do through YOU … in YOUR city.
In a NEW kickoff video, David Bereit — our national director — shares a touching (and rarely told) story that shows the powerful impact one person can make.
In the video, you’ll learn about one person — who was personally affected by abortion — who helped to launch the entire 40 Days for Life worldwide movement … and you’ll hear David share an inspiring account of the baby he met this weekend whose life was spared through one person participating in 40 Days for Life.
Make time to watch this video — you’ll be glad you did!
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
If we are willing to pray … and ACT … God can work through us. I’m getting ready to visit the 40 Days for Life in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, and the volunteers here fully understand that.
Their campaign is now focusing on a second abortion center — because following the campaign a year ago, the FIRST abortion location where they held their 40-day prayer vigils CLOSED!
There had been SEVEN 40 Days for Life campaigns outside a hospital that did abortions. But hospital managers closed the abortion unit because business had declined 40 percent during that time and abortion was no longer economically viable (or in plain English, they were losing money).
The quick point to take away from this is that God answered prayers in the Twin Cities — and He is ready to answer prayers in YOUR city!
The Reno-Tahoe area was among the 89 cities that took part in the first 40 Days for Life campaign five years ago (yes, it’s been FIVE YEARS!). Faithful volunteers are back again for this campaign. Over the years, they’ve seen changes at the abortion center.
This is one of the most challenging locations for a 40 Days for Life vigil. The abortionist is a rather belligerent individual who taunts vigil participants with signs on the side of the building.
He also turns a sprinkler system on the prayer volunteers and plays vulgar music through a powerful sound system.
But even here, the quiet voice of prayer is having an effect.
People pray outside that abortion center year-round now. In addition to praying at the sidewalk, they observe the comings and goings at the building. Operating hours have decreased. Instead of opening early in the day, the doors aren’t opened til mid-morning now. They also appear to be open fewer days each week.
One day recently, the staff came and went. But there were no customers. NO ONE had an abortion that day.
Said one of the volunteers, “all we can do is re-double our prayer in the hopes that this means lives and souls are being spared the pain of abortion.”
God is moving in a powerful way. Keep praying!
Find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you – and sign up to get involved!
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
PS: Be sure to watch the inspiring new kickoff video above … and leave a comment below to let me know what you think — and to share your hopes for this campaign.