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If you've been reading this blog recently then you must know about the upcoming 40 Days for Life campaign that's running from September 24-November 2. The campaign has three core goals of prayer & fasting for the unborn, 24-hour vigil outside abortion clinics (particularly the one in Fargo, ND), and raising community awareness of both 40 Days for Life and the truth about abortion.
Please consider how you and your family can participate in these above activities. Our home is going to treat these 40 days as something of a Lenten season. We each plan to fast from something as a sacrifice to end abortion. Some ideas for prayer and fasting we've thought about are:
- Eucharistic adoration
- Chaplets of Divine Mercy
- The Rosary
- 5 minutes of prayer a day dedicated to 40 Days for Life
- Anything else you would normally do during Lent
If you would like to participate in the vigil outside the Fargo clinic, you may sign up on the 40 Days ND website. They have a schedule so you know when other people will be there (the more the merrier) and when they need people to attend. This isn't something in your face or difficult, though it may be cold. A vigil is being a prayerful witness. At a vigil you're called to be a visible sign in addition to the prayers you would normally offer up at home.
Finally, spreading the word about this campaign. The main 40 Days for Life website has t-shirts and that sort of thing to promote the group. You could point friends and family to their website (or this blog!) for more information to help raise awareness and participation.
If you would like to commit in any way to contribute to the cause of 40 Days for Life, please leave a comment on this blog post with what you intend to do. Maybe you'll give up TV, maybe you'll only eat Catholic Toast for breakfast, or maybe you can do that and also go an hour a week to the abortion mill in Fargo to pray and witness. I encourage you to let us know what you can do. Nothing's too small to be mentioned; or too big!
Thanks for your participation, everybody! God bless.