As 40 Days for Life begins its eleventh year as a coordinated pro-life outreach, Christians began prayer vigils today in more than 375 locations around the world – the largest campaign yet for this pro-life movement. “More than 150 of these peaceful vigils will be taking place in front of Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States,” said 40 Days for Life president Shawn Carney. This marks the tenth anniversary of 40 Days for Life as a coordinated effort. The first campaign took place in 89 US cities in 2007.
The growing Pro-Life movement recently announced that it has released its new app for phones and other mobile devices, putting campaign information, volunteer interaction, and pro-life talking points at the fingertips of its tens of thousands of volunteers on the sidewalks outside abortion facilities across the United States and around the world. “This is a state-of-the-art app that will enable 40 Days for Life campaign teams to better coordinate their peaceful prayer vigils, communicate with volunteers and supporters, and most importantly, to answer the tough questions they often face while participating in their prayerful witness,” Carney said. The app is available for download in both iOS and Android versions at 40daysforlife.com/app. It features an entire section with pro-life responses to standard pro-abortion arguments. “With more than 750,000 participants worldwide over the last 10 years, we have seen and heard everything on the sidewalk,” Carney said. “This new app will be a great free tool for those on the sidewalk, at work or in Church who want to get more people involved in the pro-life movement.”
40 Days for Life consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach. The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins September 27 and continues through November 5 at 375 locations from coast to coast in North America and around the world. This marks the tenth anniversary of 40 Days for Life as a coordinated effort. The first campaign took place in 89 US cities in 2007. Internationally, 40 Days for Life campaigns are being conducted for the first time in three new countries – Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary and Taiwan. “All of our prayers – gathered together as one – can make an enormous difference,” said Carney.