It's easy to come up with an excuse NOT to go pray at your local 40 Days for Life vigil...

...but ONE MILLION people around the world have participated in a campaign, resulting in 23,657 lives saved from abortion that we know of!

Recently on The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discussed the most common excuses used to avoid praying at the vigil--and how to overcome them so you no longer have any reason to avoid going out and saving a mom and baby from abortion!

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In this episode we respond to common objections like:

  • My local campaign is too Catholic / Protestant / Evangelical;
  • I'm worried it's dangerous or that I'll get in legal trouble;
  • Matthew 6 says we shouldn't pray in public;
  • and more!

Tune in for a shot of confidence...and then use that confidence to sign up to pray at your closest 40 Days for Life vigil:

Catonsville, Maryland

The abortion facility in Catonsville is located in a multistory office building. That makes Sidewalk Outreach a little more challenging.

But speaking at the Catonsville vigil's kickoff event, 40 Days for Life outreach director Ramona Trevino reminded prayer warriors that the mere presence of pro-lifers petitioning God moved her to leave her job managing a Planned Parenthood facility.

The Catonsville rally took place in the parking lot of a Chinese Baptist church across the street from the abortion facility.

"A gentleman whose home is next door to the church sat on his front porch listening attentively the entire time I spoke," Ramona recalled. "We hope that the message will inspire him to join the campaign--or at least spark a conversation about the issue."


Mariana has left no stone unturned as she leads her second 40 Days for Life campaign in New Haven.

She's been working with other leaders to recruit volunteers at vigils across the state, conducting bilingual outreach efforts in both English and Spanish. She also placed large foam campaign posters in churches across her area.

Mariana even planted seeds by explaining 40 Days for Life to a college student who laminated her 40 Days for Life signs at a local print shop!

But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. … He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God."

--Luke 1:13, 15-16

Our Father in heaven, we pray in a special way for all those who struggle with infertility. We ask you to give them peace in their suffering, strength in their perseverance, and healing in body and soul.

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.