The Spring 2018 campaign will run from February 14 through March 25 (Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday). The goal of every 40 Days for Life campaign is to have at least 2 people praying in peaceful vigil on the public sidewalk outside the nearest abortion facility in one-hour shifts from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day for a period of 40 days. One vigil is being held at the Hilltop abortion facility in El Paso TX, and a second simultaneous vigil is being held just 20 minutes away in Santa Teresa NM. The two facilities belong to the same abortionist, who uses his second office in Santa Teresa to skirt abortion restrictions in the state of Texas by taking advantage of the lack of restrictions in New Mexico.
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40 Days for Life is a local community prayer campaign that employs a determined, peaceful approach to see God bring about an end to the violence of abortion. Starting as a one-time campaign in 2004 in College Station, TX, it led to a dramatic reduction in local abortion numbers. The abortion clinic director, Abby Johnson, experienced a profound conversion and left the abortion industry, later praying outside the same facility she used to manage until it closed at the end of 2015. The building is now a pro-life pregnancy resource medical center, run by two former abortionists who are now devout Christians, and also houses the headquarters for the now-global 40 Days for Life movement. To date, 40 Days for life campaigns have led to over 13,305 known babies saved, 154 abortion workers converting, and 89 abortion facilities closing permanently, including the 83rd closure in Las Cruces, NM.
Prayer & Fasting
Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. God is calling people of faith in our community to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to heal our land. Individuals, churches, families, and groups all over the world join together as the entire body of Christ unites in prayer across denominational lines pleading for God’s help to end the injustice of women, children, and families harmed by the violence of abortion; for healing of women and men suffering the pain of past abortions; for the conversion of workers in the abortion industry; and for the closure of local abortion facilities.
The highlight of 40 Days for Life is a focused, non-stop prayer vigil from 7AM to 7PM each day for 40 days in the public right-of-way outside our local abortion facility. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who God calls to stand witness send a powerful message about the tragic reality of abortion just by their silent, prayerful presence. Volunteers commit to one hour shifts to create a continuous chain of prayer while answering Christ’s plea, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” All volunteers sign a Statement of Peace pledging to be peaceful, Christ-like, and law-abiding.
40 Days for Life has become a global movement of the Holy Spirit because it is locally grassroots. Over 750,000 volunteers across all 50 states and 40 nations have taken have taken part because someone like you invited them. Take the 40 Days message to every corner of our community! Invite your friends and family to join you for one hour of prayer! Meet with your pastor, youth minister, or church leaders to get them involved. Spread the message with 40 Days for Life bumper stickers, yard signs, and gear
. YOU are the reason 40 Days for Life is the largest pro-life mobilization in history!