Friday, July 06, 2007

What happens during 40 Days for Life?

40 Days for Life

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Christians around the country have been waiting for tangible efforts to help end abortion in their communities. Over the past three years, a handful of communities have discovered a ground-breaking campaign that creates extraordinary results. And it all started here in Bryan-College Station. This fall, the 40 Days for Life will be a huge opportunity for YOU to make a difference in our community and world! Sign-up now!

In the fall of 2004 the Coalition for Life launched the first ever 40 Days for Life campaign. This peaceful campaign focused on prayer, fasting, and a constant vigil outside of the local Planned Parenthood abortion facility for 24-hours a day, for 40 days. This effort led to a 28% drop in local abortion numbers that year and rejuvenated the pro-life community.

This inspirational campaign quickly spread and was successfully duplicated in communities throughout the nation. NOW all of America gearing up for a simultaneous, National 40 Days for Life and YOU are invited to make a difference in the Brazos Valley!

This fall
40 Days for Life-AGGIELAND will be taking place alongside hundreds of other communities across America who are taking their faith to the streets to pray for an end to abortion. Get involved in a 40 Days for Life near you!

What happens during 40 Days for Life?

40 Days of Prayer

Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. Abortion has many victims and calls Christians to prayer and action. During 40 Days for Life individuals, churches, and groups join together to pray for an end to abortion. This campaign prays for the women who have the abortion, the babies who lose their life, and the workers at Planned Parenthood. We pray for all three parties. Each day, Christians are asked to pray for a specific request so that the entire Body of Christ can join together around the common goal of defending the least of our brethren through prayer. Receive prayer updates and much more via the 40 Days for Life-AGGIELAND listserv.

40 Days of Fasting
Throughout scripture God calls His faithful to fast with a contrite spirit. Christians are encouraged to fast during the 40 days on any level they feel comfortable. During 40 Days for Life we have a great opportunity to imitate Christ’s example of fasting. We‘ve had a wide range of fasting commitments from giving up a favorite desert to individuals living off bread and water for the entire 40 day period. The Coalition for Life consulted a local dietician and can provide specific fasting options for your personal fast.

40 Days of Vigil
For 40 days, 24-hours a day, Christians from across the Brazos Valley will be holding a peaceful prayer vigil outside of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on East 29th Street in Bryan. The 40 day, 24-hour vigil brings prayer and hope to the place it is needed the most and gives witness that Christ is there for the least of our brethren. The 40 Days for Life campaign is designed to raise awareness about the abortion facility through constant prayer and awareness. The prayer presence has volunteers and a “Shift Leader” praying and holding pro-life signs (CFL does not use aborted baby signs). During many of the hours Sidewalk Counselors lovingly offer free medical alternatives and information to women entering the clinic. The “Shift Leader” keeps track of the 40 day, 960 hour prayer schedule and serves as the contact person if anyone is unavailable for their hour or wants to take on additional hours.

Why 40 days?

God uses 40 Days throughout history to bring about major change...

  • Noah experienced a transformation during 40 days of rain
  • Moses was transformed by 40 days on Mount Sinai
  • David was transformed by Goliath's 40 day challenge
  • Elijah was transformed when God gave him 40 days of strength from one meal
  • The city of Nineveh was transformed when God gave them 40 days to remain faithful
  • Jesus was empowered by 40 days in the desert
  • The disciples were transformed after 40 days with Jesus following His resurrection.

What could God accomplish if one community pulled out all the stops and united together for 40 days to end the violence of abortion?

How would believers and pro-lifers be transformed?

How would the lives of mothers and their babies be saved from abortion?

How would that one community be transformed?

What effect would that transformation have across the rest of our nation?

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