40 Days for Life is an amazing campaign that unites believers to fast, pray and hold peaceful vigils asking God to end abortion. Since 2004 campaigns have been held in all 50 states as well as countries in Europe, South America and Africa.
One of the campaign’s mission statements is to “seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life.” The mission statement is being fulfilled as answered prayers continually occur. Some of these miracles include 7,536 babies saved from abortion, 37 abortion centers closed and 83 abortion industry workers quitting their jobs.
A recent answered prayer from multiple campaigns came when Planned Parenthood announced the closing of it’s Bryan/College station center in Texas. The Bryan/College center is significant because it’s the site of the first ever 40 Days for Life campaign. It’s also the place where former abortion director Abby Johnson had a life changing experience that lead her to leave the industry and become a voice for life.
The upcoming 40 Days for Life campaign will undoubtedly produce more powerful stories like these. The 2013 campaign starts on September 25th to November 3rd. Applications for local campaign leaders are being accepted now and until Wednesday, July 31. Go here to apply. Volunteers and participants don’t need to apply to be a part of their local 40 days for Life campaign. The application is for those who want to lead a prayer campaign. 4o Days for Life leaders are an essential part of this movement. They’ll receive online training and information to adequately equip them to mobilize and lead a team. To learn how you can bring 40 days to Life to your community, listen to their North American or International webcast.
There are many people who desire to be a 40 days for Life campaign leader, but have questions about the process. To help answer those questions 40 Days for Life has a important fact page for leaders seeking to apply. The page answers these typical questions:
- This seems overwhelming — where do I start?
- Why is there an application cutoff?
- Is this only for people from certain churches?
- Why is there a fee to lead a local campaign?
- How much more will this cost our community?
- Why apply? Can’t we just do this on our own?
- Why ask for 12 hours of daily vigil coverage?
- Why focus our vigil on just one location?
- Can I really do this?
Visit the fact page here before you apply.
William Wilberforce was passionate British politician and leader in the movement to abolish the slave trade. He is quoted as saying, “So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the Trade’s wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for Abolition. Let the consequences be what they would, I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition.”
We need courageous men and women who like Wilberforce, will determine to do all they can to abolish abortion. Prayer is one of the most important ways we can accomplish this. Sign up today to lead a 40 days for Life campaign in your city. Be part of a prayer mobilization movement that’s changing history!