Friday, 25 February 2011
40 Days for Life
From 9 March to 17 April, people all over the world will be praying and witnessing in a concerted pro-Life effort to bring awareness of the evil of abortion, to bring help and consolation to those who have been drawn into the culture of death, and to unite people who believe in the sanctity of human life
40 Days for Life is an international pro-life initiative which takes place in many locations around the world. It involves prayer, vigils and community action to draw attention to the evil of abortion and to help people to understand the sanctity of human life.
In London, there will be a 40 day prayer vigil outside the Bedford Square BPAS clinic. The London group has its own 40 Days for Life blog giving news about the event. The "Kick-Off Rally" will be on Tuesday 8 March from 7pm-8.30pm. The location for the rally is the northwest corner of Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HP which is opposite BPAS Clinic. There will be a prayer vigil, followed by a social. You can indicate attendance at the Facebook event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for part of the 40 days at the Vigil Calendar page.
There is also a 40 Days for Life section for Cheltenham. The link gives information about a vigil at Cheltenham General Hospital.
I do encourage you to be involved in these events by prayer and fasting - but also by joining people for some time for the vigils. They are a great opportunity to do a little penance, to pray with others for an end to abortion, and to meet with other pro-lifers and know that you are not alone.