40 Days for Life: Get ready to save lives, Sept. 26-Nov. 4
Local campaigns join international prayer initiative seeking God for an end to abortion
People in Broward and across the world will be praying for an end to abortion during a special 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and community outreach, September 26 - November 4. It’s called 40 Days for Life, a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative during which participants enlist God’s aid to end abortion.
Nearly 14,000 Lives Saved
“40 Days for Life has generated proven life-saving results since its beginning in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas,” said Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life. “During 22 previous coordinated campaigns, 769 communities have participated in this effort. More than 750,000 people – representing some 19,000 churches – have committed to pray and fast. And we know of at least 14,643 unborn children whose lives were spared from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns."
Vigils in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood
The local expressions of 40 Days for Life will feature prayer vigils in the public right-of-way outside Fort Lauderdale Women’s Center, 2001 West Oakland Park Blvd., and A Woman's Center of Hollywood, 3829 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood vigils will run 12 hours per day, seven days a week. Participants can sign up for one hour or for many. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace,
“We know that 40 Days for Life works. We have seen many women choose life just because someone was there! Some were praying that God would stop them if abortion was not His will! And we were there.”
pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times. Faithful believers are praying that these efforts will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Broward and the nation.
Women Choose Life
“We know that 40 Days for Life works,” said Tewannah Aman, Executive Director of Broward Right to Life. “We have seen many women choose life just because someone was there! Some were praying that God would stop them if abortion was not His will! And we were there.”
“Our impact is not only on pregnant mothers and their babies,” said Tom Walker, Director of the Fort Lauderdale campaign, “We also minister to the men and women who accompany them. Often they believe they are helping and we can educate them to the risks their friends are facing.”
Learn More and Participate!
You can learn more and make your plans to participate in the upcoming 40 Days for Life fall campaign when you visit 40DaysforLife.com.