Prayer is the essential component of the 40 Days for Life pro-life ministry. The more participants we have praying at home and in front of the abortion clinic the more the likelihood that miracles will occur. According to 40 Days for Life national director, Shawn Carney, “more than 700,000 have joined together to pray and fast for an end to abortion, 11,700 lives have been spared from abortion; 133 abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry, and 73 abortion facilities have completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns since this pro-life ministry began in 2007. In addition, hundreds of men and women have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets.” These are just a few of the miracles that have happened because of prayer in the 40 Days for Life campaigns.
The Fall Campaign begins September 28 and runs through November 6. The kick-off event will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m., with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick McGrath at Sacred Heart Parish, 13716 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga.
Bishop McGrath has endorsed 40 Days for Life. He wrote, “40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach. Each Lenten season and during the fall, local Christians gather to bear peaceful, respectful witness to the sacredness of human life and to work toward ending abortion in our country. 40 Days for Life, as organized in the Diocese of San Jose, has my endorsement as its members seek to peacefully promote a culture of life and bring about an end to abortion. My prayers are with all who participate that they will be successful in their efforts.”
Volunteer to pray at our 24-Hour Adoration which begins at 8 a.m. on September 27 – 8 a.m. on September 28. Please email Mary Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Join us on September 28 at 8:30 a.m. in front of St. Leo’s Church at 88 Race Street, San Jose to walk together in prayer to the abortion clinic where we’ll have a prayer service.
Daily prayer vigils from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. will be held at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located at 1691 The Alameda, San Jose.
For more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/sanjose or call Pat at (408) 497-7270.