40 Days for Life begins
September 24 to November 2, 2008
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.
The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.
See vigil locations here.
Vigil information for Alexandria, Virginia, including parish schedule.
Let us Pray:
Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of freedom to love and to follow in our ways and commands. Some parents choose to abuse this freedom by destroying he gift of life which you have given to their offspring. Please forgive those misguided mothers and fathers who destroy human life by aborting their unborn babies.
Give these unborn children the opportunity to enjoy you for all eternity, if it be according to your will. Assist us in being one in solidarity with your little ones by taking to heart the words of your Son, "whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Therefore, allow us this day, Father, to adopt spiritually these unborn children and to offer our prayers, works, joys and sufferings for those little ones, so those children will be able to be born and live for your greater honor and glory. We pray this in Jesus' name, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.