What’s YOUR intention? Are you post-abortive? Were you ever abortion-minded? Have you lost a sibling or family member to abortion? Then 40 Days for Life is for you! This is an opportune time to come and peacefully pray, grieve, and be a life-minded witness to abortion-minded women and men! 40 Days for Life vigils changes lives and save lives!
I don’t know how to do this! No problem, let the Word of God guide you to doing what we are called to do as Christians [Rom 12:9-16]:
v9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
v10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
v11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; v12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
v13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
v14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
v15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
v16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
From the 40 Days site:
“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Peaceful vigil
- Community outreach
“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”
Cooperation is KEY. Everyone is welcome: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk with other LIFE-minded people who seek an end to abortion. I know there are some people will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad; we should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives.
During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.
This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:
- Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
- Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
- Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.
This is what you SHOULD DO:
- Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can
- Be a prayerful faithful witness
- Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!
It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.
Get the 40 Days book! I have mine :)