If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray ,and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways ,then will l hear them from heaven and will ,forgive their sin and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14
Being involved in the 40 Days for Life campaign against abortion is vital. The first thing everyone should do is begin with prayer and fasting. We can pray at any time or anywhere. We should not cease to pray for an end to abortion and we should do this daily.
We should pray for the baby in the womb, the mother that thinks of abortion, the mother that has had an abortion, the doctor performing the abortion, the staff aiding the abortion and all those who for one reason or another are supporting abortion. We must also not forget to fast. Christ told us that some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God's Grace.
Fasting is not a Christian diet. For those who can not fast from food, they can fast from TV, alcohol …. anything that separates you from God; something to sacrifice for Him. While standing at the vigil site in prayer, we must constantly remind ourselves that we are doing so because of self-giving love, as Christ would have us do. Christ desires that all come to know Him and find salvation through Him. We must reflect that desire by allowing Christ to live in us more fully. This is what the peaceful prayer vigil is all about.
•Prayer & Fasting
•Reasons for Fasting
•What is Fasting?
•Benedict on Fasting
Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power. Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: "In the high places"... or heavenly places. That is to say, in the air, the lowest of the celestial regions; in which God permits these wicked spirits or fallen angels to wander. In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints. - Ephesians 6:10-18.