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.”
The event is not limited to Richmond and some 500,000 people have participated in these days of prayer. 40 Days for Life focuses on efforts to end abortion through times of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil.
Based on the concept of 40 days seen in the Bible, such as the Noah in the flood and the days that Christ spent in the wilderness preparing for his ministry to the disciples following the resurrection, 40 days is seen as a significant number.
The 40 Days for Life website says, "During each campaign, we are calling on prayer warriors across the nation ... and around the world ... to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land."
40 Days for Life asks people to pray at work, at church, in the car and at home with their family.
The website also reports that "Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns have closed their doors."