40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Constant vigil
- Community outreach
40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.
The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities ... and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ's resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.
Vision and mission
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.
The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.
Here’s a quick rundown on the largest 40 Days for Life campaign yet, which will be conducted from September 28 to November 6:
- 291 locations (the most ever, and this number may still go up by a few as we work through a few final application details!)
- 48 US states — plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico
- 7 Canadian provinces
- Australia, England, Spain and — for the first time — Germany and Argentina
- Many NEW cities … 46 first-time campaigns
The full list of locations for the 40 Days for Life campaign has just been posted at:
In Northern California (within the territory of 6 dioceses), there are 10 locations:
Sacramento Diocese: Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacramento, Chico
Santa Rosa Diocese: Napa, Santa Rosa
Oakland Diocese: Hayward
Stockton Diocese: Stockton
San Jose Diocese: San Jose
San Francisco Archdiocese:---
Pray! Fast! Give alms!