I saw my friend Kim Lehman who is the Executive Director of Iowa Right to Life tonight and she told me about the 40 Days of Life.  The campaign website is http://www.40daysforlife.com/ and different states have their own homepage.

The 40 days starts today (since it’s now past midnight).  It runs from February 25 – April 5, 2009.  What is this campaign about?

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

You can find out the different locations here.  Find out how you can get involved.  Be sure to check out their blog as well.  Also for other activities that you can do during the 40 days check out here and here.

Update: Rachel Motte linked this at the Wheatstone Forum and Evangelical Outpost reflecting on how the 40 Days of Life corresponds with Lent starting on Ash Wednesday.

6 comments
  1. Thanks for mentioning this campaign on your blog. I am on the leadership team of a 40 Days campaign and the more people we can get to mention this, the better! I only recently found your blog and I am really enjoying it. God bless!

  2. Hi Shane. I am not exactly sure how I found your blog actually! I tend to read a lot of blogs, so maybe one directed me here? Many times, I tend to find new blogs through our previous pastor's blog (Todd Pruitt) so maybe on there? Anyway, however it was that I found it, I'm glad I did, keep up the good work!

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