This past Wednesday marked the beginning of the 40 Days for Life global initiative. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates from across the world will link together with the common purpose of pushing back against the commonly accepted belief that abortion remains a viable option for women. In past years, 40 Days for Life has coincided with miraculous occurrences. From pro-choice women to abortion center owners, this pro-life global initiative impacts lives, or more literally, it saves them. What makes this particular movement so successful? One word… prayer. The initiative is a response to biblical texts such as 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says “If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” For 40 days, men and women gather together and seek the Lord in prayer. Those that gather together believe the battle against abortion goes beyond the material world. The pro-life effort also consists of fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach.

Getting involved in Virginia is easy as there will be seven different locations within the state where you can get involved. Each location will hold multiple events over the course of the 40 day period, so there will be many opportunities to get involved. Please support 40 Days For Life with prayer, since we too at The Family Foundation believe that without God’s help, our efforts to fight against abortion are in vain.