40 Days for Life (40DFL) is an incredible opportunity to unite members of your church or group in prayer and action. Through this campaign we are called to leave our comfort zones to respond to the reality of abortion in our community. The information below can be helpful to a coordinator or to a participant.
Coordinator: Every group/church that wants to participate needs one or more coordinators to connect its members with the campaign, and to communicate important information to participants. If you are a coordinator keep in mind that we are counting on you to communicate this information to your members. This ensures that their participation is the most fruitful, effective, and rewarding that it can be.
Individual: If you are an individual there are many ways you can participate. You can make a prayer & fasting commitment, join in the vigil as often as you like, and join in the outreach events. If you are part of a church or group that is not involved, you can become the coordinator. You can also become part of the team. We contact groups and churches, organize the events, do education and outreach, etc. All of these are amazing opportunities to make a meaningful impact in our community.
The Three Facets of 40DFL
o The power of prayer cannot be overstated in this work. Encourage your group members to commit to a daily prayer and fasting during the 40 days (Ask about our prayer commitment cards and prayer cards.)
o Whenever you meet as a church/group, pray the 40DFL prayer on the prayer cards.
o Getting out of our comfort zones: Today there are over 7,536 children and women who have been spared the pain of abortion because of the prayer and presence at 40DFL campaigns around the world. However, 40DFL does cause us to leave our comfort zone. That is actually the very thing that makes this campaign so powerful. It causes us, our friends, our family, and our community to confront the reality that abortions are happening every single day in our back yard, and there is a great joy and peace in taking this leap of faith.
o Adopt-a-Day: Visit our calendar to view available dates, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most coordinators pick one meeting or weekend of church services to speak to their groups about signing up for individual hours of the campaign.
o We do all we can to promote awareness and education in the community.
For more detailed information for getting a group involved or becoming involved yourself check out the "Getting Involved" document on our PDF resources page and/or contact us by emailing email@example.com or by calling the Mary Nadeau Reed of New Orleans Right to Life at the campaign office (504.835.6520). Ask to be added to the email updates to stay informed on the campaign and to learn about other activities that will help you make a maximum impact in your community.