Wednesday, September 8, 2010

40 days for Life

The annual 40 days for life event will take place this year between September 22nd and October 31st. This initiative which commenced in the United States has been a phenomenally successful event. These efforts are mobilized by people of faith and conscience in 307 cities across all 50 of the United States plus six Canadian provinces, three Australian states, the UK and communities in Northern Ireland and Denmark.

European events have been arranged this year in Northern Ireland in Belfast and Derry and in the UK in London. and one in Denmark

According to its website there have now been six coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns since 2007 during these which participants witnessed countless blessings from God:

40 Days for Life consists of:
• 40 days of prayer and fasting
• 40 days of peaceful vigil
• 40 days of community outreach

To date:
• More than 350,000 have joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast for an end to abortion
• More than 11,500 church congregations have participated in the 40 Days for Life campaigns
• Reports document 2,811 lives that have been spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about
• 35 abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry
• Six abortion facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns
• Hundreds of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets
• More than 850 news stories have been featured in newspapers, magazines, radio shows and TV programmes
• Many people with past abortion experiences have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery.

This event is a worthy of support either by personal participation or by taking a leadership role for your country