Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It begins TOMORROW (+ UK video!)


Dear Deacon,

Are you ready to be part of something BIG?

Are you ready to pray and fast, stand in peaceful vigil,
change hearts and minds -- and save lives?

If so, it will require sacrifice ... but it will be
worth it.

Tomorrow, you have the opportunity to join the largest
spring 40 Days for Life campaign in history, as it kicks
off in 258 cities across America and around the world!

Find the location nearest you:



When we conducted the first 40 Days for Life campaign
in College Station, Texas, back in 2004, if you had
told me that 40 Days for Life would spread around the
globe ... I wouldn't have believed it.

We thought there would be ONE -- and only one --
40 Days for Life campaign. EVER.

Thankfully, God's plans were bigger than ours ... and
40 Days for Life has now been conducted in hundreds of
cities and towns across all 50 American states -- and
thirteen other countries.

One of those countries where 40 Days for Life is making
a profound impact is England. This spring, there will
be four local campaigns conducted across Great Britain.

A few days ago, they flew 40 Days for Life national
director David Bereit and me "across the pond" to help
kick off campaigns in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

We were amazed to see how God has inspired thousands
of people across the UK to pray and fast, stand in
peaceful vigil and participate in community outreach ...

... and now YOU can see the big picture by watching this
brand-new 15-minute video of how 40 Days for Life is
positively impacting England:


As I said ... this is BIG. And you can be a part.

40 Days for Life is God's work -- but in order to make
this happen, He needs YOU!

We start tomorrow. Will you be there?

To find the closest 40 Days for Life campaign, and to
find out how you can get involved, go to:


Let's get to work saving lives!

During these next 40 days, you will receive daily
devotionals and scriptures along with amazing reports
of blessings straight from the frontlines. To get you
started, today's devotional is from Carmen Pate, a
member of the 40 Days for Life board of directors.


For God’s blessing upon the coming 40 Days for Life


"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 by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life

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 52 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


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.


To download today's devotional as a formatted,
printable PDF to share with friends:



Let's pray, fast, and shape history together starting

For Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: So what did you think of the video from England?
Please leave your comments at the bottom of today's
blog entry:


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