Communities nationwide gear up for '40 Days for Life'
Rusty Pugh and Jody Brown
August 16, 2007
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Numerous stories in the Bible demonstrate that God used 40-day periods to bring about major transformation -- and over the past three years, a handful of communities in
As a result of the campaign in
And in nearby Houston, one of the most notorious abortion clinics shut down after 20 years of operation when concerned Christians undertook the campaign and followed the directives found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Group spokeswoman Carmen Pate explains that the pro-life campaign is built on coalitions of local churches and believers.
"40 Days for Life is really a gathering of believers, to come together, really in repentance, asking for God's mercy and grace, to help end abortion in
Early leaders of the campaign -- seeing how God has worked through their efforts to save the lives of unborn children and transform communities -- decided earlier this year to take the campaign nationwide. They have designated a 40-day period this fall (September 26 - November 4) as a time for simultaneous campaigns in communities across the
While providing such resources as training modules, community case studies, and public relations assistance, the campaign literature points outs that the simplicity of the campaign is one of its strengths: prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach (via petitions and church involvement).
"We feel that as a nation, we need to be called to repentance and [to] prayer and fasting," says Pate. "That's what it's about."
More information on the campaign is available on the Internet at 40DaysforLife.com <http://www.40DaysforLife.com>.