Deacon John,

They’re sure ready for the new 40 Days for Life campaign that starts tomorrow in Shreveport, Louisiana!

Steve Karlen and I joined a big crowd of volunteers for their kickoff rally … and we learned this campaign is about to reach a landmark.


In eleven previous vigils, the team here is aware of 99 babies whose lives have been spared from abortion. The next will be Number 100!

Chris, the local in leader in Shreveport, says “The thing about 40 Days for Life is that they train you and then join you. Their leaders are at the vigils … and helping us lead campaigns. It all starts in the grassroots … and they get everywhere!”


The volunteers couldn’t wait to add their signatures to the sides of the 40 Days for Life bus … as well as the front, the back — any available space!

We never get tired of this sort of enthusiasm … and it’s much the same at each of the more than 340 locations where vigils will start tomorrow.

Have you found your local campaign yet? If not … it’s time!


Augusta, Maine

Augusta volunteers stood and prayed next to huge piles of snow. Janet, the local leader, was encouraged with both the turnout and the fact that there were at least “a few patches of grass peeking out of the snow” … [more]


Cincinnati, Ohio

As the Cincinnati team started their 18th 40 Days for Life vigil, volunteers at the kickoff were reminded of the importance of coming together for life with hope of positive change for future generations … [more]


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

Heavenly Father, 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.

See today’s full devotional.

Once again … please find the location nearest you … and join your hometown vigil tomorrow:

For life,


Shawn D. Carney
40 Days for Life

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