Report by Paula Antolini, March 14, 2019, 1:38PM EDT
Yesterday’s warmer weather was a perfect day for the “40 Days for Life” supporters to stand in prayerful protest against abortion during the season of Lent. A group was spotted in front of Planned Parenthood on Thursday, March 14th, at 44 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut.
TAKE A STAND FOR LIFE
The “40 Days for Life” website reads, “From March 6 to April 14, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.”
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Constant vigil
- Community outreach
The group states, “The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.”
Schedule of future CANDLELIGHT PRAYER RALLIES:
CANDLELIGHT PRAYER RALLY / Mar 19, 2019 / 6:00 PM / Candlelight Prayer Rally for the Feast of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus Christ. Candles will be provided. If you haven’t picked up a 40 Days for Life sign, please stop by and pick up one (or 2). There will also be pamphlets for sidewalk counseling or to simply give to teens passing by the abortion clinic. EVENT ADDRESS: 44 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810, USA / Get directions to this event.
CANDLELIGHT PRAYER RALLY / Mar 25, 2019 / 6:00-7:00 PM / Candlelight Prayer Vigil for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. Candles will be provided, and other materials (signs, hand warmers, pro-life pamphlets) will be available for the taking. EVENT ADDRESS: 44 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810, USA / Get directions to this event.