Lent is designed to rejuvenate our relationship with God...

...but it doesn't always work that way. Sometimes Lent is a time of frustration and spiritual dryness.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we suggest 5 resolutions to keep your Lent on track--and pitfalls to watch for to avoid screwing them up:

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We cover:

  • How fasting from food draws us nearer to God...and how non-traditional fasts can enhance our prayer life;
  • What doesn't count as a fast--but you should do it anyway;
  • How to enhance your fasting so it benefits others too;
  • The bad habits that can waste your entire Lent;
  • and more!

Tune in to learn how to make the most of this Lent...and then use that confidence to sign up to pray at your closest 40 Days for Life vigil:


Fort Myers, Florida

Former Planned Parenthood manager and current 40 Days for Life outreach director Ramona Trevino continued her tour of South Florida campaigns in Fort Myers, where she addressed a group that included some first-time vigil participants...

...and some pro-lifers from out of town! Dolly, who helps lead 40 Days for Life vigils in Buffalo, New York, was in town and joined the rally with her husband.

After the rally, participants headed to Planned Parenthood to pray.

The unity of the Body of Christ was on full display as Spanish-speaking pro-lifers who attended Ramona's talk at the kickoff rally in Sarasota a couple nights earlier also came to Fort Myers. Their presence made it a bilingual rally as prayers alternated between English and Spanish.

"Connections were made between the Spanish-speaking families and our leader, Maureen, who is excited about the new support and help with filling more vigil hours," Ramona reported.

Hempstead, New York

More than 80 pro-lifers made a procession to Planned Parenthood to open the Lenten 40 Days for Life vigil.

Hempstead leader Michael described the procession as "powerful" and exhorted volunteers to visit 40daysforlife.com and commit to at least one hour a week at the vigil.

"This will encourage other prayer warriors to join you," Michael added.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.