40 Days for Life

Beginning on 9th March 2011 and running for the 40 days of Lent this is a global,public centerpiece of round the clock vigils and prayer outside abortion clinics in our communities.

The presence at these abortuaries is peaceful and educational ONLY which is meant to send out a powerful message to our communities about the tragic reality of abortion in our society today.

It serves also as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortuaries and for those who use those facilities.

You can access day one’s intentions by clicking here…

This prayer campaign is truly international and spans 247 cities in 9 countries around the world.

In the UK London for example, their prayer vigil is at Bedford Square and the link to their online vigil calendar link is below:

www.vigilcalendar.cm/london

If you can’t be at the abortuaries in body please be there in spirit as we in Birmingham (UK) join in with the heartfelt prayer for an end to abortion in our cities and across the globe.

I close this article on abortion with a reflection for the aims of the forty days for life prayer campaign as we pray, “Lord, that we may see”

Intention:

Pray that our nation repents from the sin of abortion and turns back to God.

Scripture:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

– 2 Chronicles 7:14

Reflection:

Not unlike God’s chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar of convenience called abortion. Conservative estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 48 million.

And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 — both non-Christian and Christian alike. Where was the voice of Truth — the church?

Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as she writes, “We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn’t want them to abort. We didn’t mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing. We, God’s hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, unknowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless.”

May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God’s people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness and repentance over our sin. We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, amen.

Carmen Pate
Co-host, “Point of View” talk show

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“The Power of Prayer is Tremendous” St Therese

For more information visit the website forty days for life and become involved with your prayer support and maybe for 2012 you could be ready to have your own witness and support on hand!

 

London UK page

Link to day one intentions and scripture reflections

More information on the 40 days on this blog

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