Deacon John,

It’s here!

40 Days for Life begins TODAY — in more than 340 locations across the United States and 29 other countries … and we need YOU!

Find the closest vigil location at …

… and step forward in faith to pray and fast for an end to abortion.


And since it’s Day 1 … it’s important to put first things first. We cannot do this without God.

That’s why “First things first” is the title of this week’s edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast …

… and it stresses the importance of prayer in our hurry-up, activity driven culture:

As Mother Teresa said, “I am not a social worker. I do this for Jesus.”

When we pray at an abortion facility we are representing the peace, mercy and joy of Christ in the darkest corners of our culture. If He comes first, then everything else will follow in its proper order.


McAllen, Texas

“McAllen’s kickoff rally was one of the most fun 40 Days for Life events I’ve ever been a part of.” That was the excited reaction of Steve Karlen, the 40 Days for Life North American campaign director … [more]


Schenectady, New York

Schenectady’s 40 Days for Life campaign got off to an encouraging start as the local team launched its ninth vigil. The local Catholic bishop led prayer at the campaign’s kickoff event … [more]


Blow the trumpet in Zion! Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, notify the congregation. Assemble the elders; gather the children and the infants at the breast … Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, “Spare, O Lord, your people.”

—Joel 2:15-17

Lord, we ask for the strength, courage, wisdom, determination and stamina to carry out this mission according to Your will. Guide us, we pray, as we go forth and proclaim Your truth.

See today’s full devotional

Here again is the link to find your closest 40 Days for Life vigil:

For life,


Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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