There are two opportunities this week for you, your family, and your church to make a public statement about the importance of protecting the lives of unborn children.
40 Days For Life Starts Today: 40 Days for Life is happening in all 50 states beginning today, September 28, and continuing through November 6. Organizers in cities across North Carolina are hoping that every prayer time between 7am and 7pm are filled for each of the 40 days (some vigils pray 24 hours a day)! This undertaking is much less daunting if individual churches and groups commit to covering a one-hour time slot each week. Smaller groups, even as few as two, allow volunteers to cover more hours.
Prayer vigils are taking place in five cities in North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. Go to the 40 Days for Life website to get updates and sign up to pray. You can also sign up to receive daily emails and join in fasting and prayer from wherever you are!
Life Chain This Sunday: This week, you can stand up for life by joining one of more than 60 Life Chains being organized in cities across North Carolina. As part of the 29th annual Life Chain, on October 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM, pro-life citizens in more than 1,500 cities across the United States and Canada will gather on designated sidewalks with their family members and friends to peacefully protest abortion. Participants in cities from Murphy to Wilmington will stand along sidewalks to “be a light in a darkened world” helping to “put an end to abortion through prayer.”
Participants are encouraged to spend the time in prayer for the nation and for those affected by abortion, while offering a peaceful, prayerful public witness in support of the sanctity of human life. Many will hold signs with pre-approved messages, such as “Abortion Kills Children,” “Adoption – the Loving Option,” “Jesus Forgives & Heals,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” “Life – the First Inalienable Right,” and “Pray to End Abortion.” More information on the National Life Chain, including a list of Life Chain locations and coordinators with contact information, is available at lifechain.net.