Reformation Lutheran Church members participated in the local 40 Days for Life for the first time this spring. In addition to displaying pro-life signs to catch the attention of those who passed in cars or on the sidewalk outside the facility, we prayed together and talked with folks about other options before going into Planned Parenthood. We did not step onto Planned Parenthood’s property, but if they approached us to ask questions, we had information available to give them and offered to pray with them or for them.
40 Days for Life is a worldwide pro-life campaign that takes a peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion and accomplishes this through prayer, fasting, and constant vigil with the purpose to end abortion. The 40 day approach uses Biblical history where God used 40 day periods to transform individuals, communities, and the entire world — from Noah and the flood, to Moses on the mountain, to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection.
Two campaigns are scheduled each year. One event takes place in the Fall and the other during the season of Lent. Visit 40daysforlife.com for more information.