Next 40 Days for Life now in planning stages; webcast tomorrow with info

Readers may wonder why I promote the 40 Days for Life project whenever I can. I assure you this isn’t an “ad,” and I derive no benefit from writing about it. I might even be unintentionally violating the law by posting the 40 Days logo (and if so, I hope the relevant parties will contact me at ellen@leavenfortheloaf.com). Here comes another 40 Days campaign, though, and I write this in hope that readers might give some thought to leading the effort in their own communities.

You can register for an informational webcast that will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 15, at 9 p.m. Eastern time. The dates for the next campaign are September 25 to November 3, and planning starts now.

The three-pronged approach of the 40 Days project is prayer and fasting, peaceful prayer vigil outside abortion facilities, and community outreach. The latter two can be intimidating if one attempts them alone. 40 Days brings teamwork to the effort. The “peaceful” part is serious; participants must make a formal commitment to it. This isn’t a one-shot deal in either time or location: vigils take place all over the U.S.A. and beyond, and there have been twelve 40 Days for Life vigils since 2007.

So check it out. If you can’t lead one, you can participate nonetheless. Count on coverage and encouragement from me.