A unique approach to ending abortion
From February 13 - March 24, our community will be one of many joining together for the 40 Days for Life campaign.
40 Days for Life is an intensive effort designed to raise awareness, save lives, bring healing, and lead our nation to repentance for the sin of abortion through three components:
40 days of prayer and fasting
40 days of peaceful vigil
40 days of community outreach
1. Pray and fast
Christ told us that some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God's will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God's help. Fasting is not a Christian diet; it is a form of physical prayer. You can fast from food, TV, alcohol ... anything that separates you from God.
Each day between now and the end of the campaign, please commit to pray and fast for the nationwide effort, and for the efforts here in our city.
2. Sign up for prayer requests and updates
To learn more about 40 Days for Life and get prayer requests and breaking news about this effort, sign up today using the form on the top right of this page.
3. Spread the word
The success of 40 Days for Life depends on the most powerful form of advertising in the world -- word of mouth. Tell all of your friends, family members, co-workers, and fellow believers about 40 Days for Life. Encourage them to visit this web site where they can learn more and get involved.
4. Find your role
Please contact us to explore opportunities to assist in the following areas:
- Prayer and fasting
- Peaceful vigil
- Community outreach
Prayerfully discern how God is calling you to help.
5. Participate in the peaceful vigil
You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our local vigil at:
Summit Women's Center
3787 Main Street
Directions from the Merritt Parkway: Heading North - Exit 48, turn right onto Main Street. Heading South - Exit 48, turn left onto Main Street. Summit is 1.4 miles on the right.
Directions from I-95 Heading North and South - Exit 27A for CT-25/CT-8N for Trumbull/Waterbury, Exit 4 Lindley Street, take 1st Left onto Capitol Avenue. Turn Right onto Main Street. Summit is 1.2 miles on the left.
Parking is available on side streets, or at the Catholic Center located at 238 Jewett Ave. (Jewett Ave. is the right before you reach Summit Women's Center -- about 2 blocks away )
We will be praying each day throughout the 40 Days from 10 AM to 6 PM
out on the sidewalk in front of the Summit Women's Center. Please come and pray for 1 hour.
PLEASE sign up to participate in our local 40 Days for Life vigil by
clicking the "Vigil Schedule" link at the top of this page.
The vigil is peaceful; participants sign a "Statement of Peace" with a pledge that they will conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner. All people are welcome!
To learn more, sign up for specific vigil hours, or let us know how you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact the local 40 Days for Life leadership team:
If your church or organization is not involved,
please consider getting together
with other members to "Adopt-A-Day".
For information on Adopting-a-Day, please contact us.
We need your help in getting Days "Adopted!"
Thank you for taking a stand for LIFE!!!
Sign up to participate in our local 40 Days for Life vigil
by clicking the "Vigil Schedule" link at the top of this page.
The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart...,"