What Is 40 Days For Life?

For You From The Word

I stayed on the mountain forty days and nights … and the Lord listened to me. It was not his will to destroy you. (Deuteronomy 10:10)

For You To Think About

40 Days for Life thumbs upIn scripture, the number 40 refers to a specific time period (either days or years) of preparation, testing, or trial. Forty days or years always preceded a period of revival or new birth.

Rain fell on Noah’s ark for 40 days and 40 nights … and mankind started over. Moses met God on the mountain for 40 days before the Israelites received God’s Law. The Hebrew nation wandered in the desert for 40 years before entering the Promised Land. Jesus fasted for 40 days before He began His earthly ministry. After the crucifixion, Jesus spent 40 days on earth before the ascension – and the church was born.

Every fall, thousands of God’s people  join in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion at round-the-clock peaceful vigils outside abortion facilities. 40 Days For Life, modeled on the biblical 40-days concept, is a time of preparation, testing, and trial. Prayers of the faithful can lead to a period of revival for the rights of the unborn in our midst.

For You To Pray

God of mercy,

Forgive us for taking life for granted. Move Your people to fast and pray during 40 Days For Life. Let our nation turn back to You on behalf of the unborn.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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