40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life typically occurs two times each year: once during the spring normally in Lent and once in the fall leading into Advent. The effort unites multiple cities around the globe for the purpose of spreading awareness of God’s gift of life. Recognizing that “with God, all things are possible,” several cities within our Diocesan community join with hundreds of other cities for this global 40 Days for Life each year. This effort represents one of the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilizations in history.

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful – and proven effective – pro-life campaign that features three main components:

  • PRAYER & FASTING: Join together with other believers for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.
  • PEACEFUL VIGIL: Stand for life during a 40-day peaceful public witness outside a local abortion facility.
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Bring a positive pro-life message to every corner of the city through media efforts, advocacy and public visibility.

Recognizing that “with God, all things are possible,” several cities within our Diocesan community are joining with hundreds of other cities for this global 40 Days for Life – one of the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilizations in history.

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful – and proven effective – pro-life campaign that has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. Because of the growing presence of 40 Days for Life many abortion facilities have closed their doors and many people have become open to understanding God’s gift of human life.

The cities below typically run a 40 Days for Life campaign in their area. Join countless others in this worldwide movement to protect mothers and babies. Check out a city near you to learn how you can speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves:

Virginia Beach

Newport News

Richmond

Charlottesville

Roanoke

Bristol