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...which helped increase 40 Days for Life vigil participation by 30%!

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Prior to the suspension of public vigils, 40 Days for Life volunteers around the world used their extra free time to pray for an end to abortion--while also maintaining proper social distancing.

Mobile, Alabama

"School’s out," wrote Mae in Mobile. "So Jennifer took her family with her to pray for an end to abortion at Planned Parenthood."

Aurora, Illinois

Where two or three are gathered in the Lord's Name, He is with them...even if they remain six feet apart in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Vigil participants in Aurora obeyed those recommendations with perfect compliance.

Lawndale, California

Prayer warriors also united to pray separately in Lawndale.

"We have ditched the signs and are keeping the vigil by walking and praying," said Laura the local leader. "I have seen new people join the campaign in the last two days. God is gracious!"

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

—Psalm 139:16

Gracious God, help us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of Your creation. Help us proclaim on behalf of every one of our fellow human beings, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." May the knowledge that we are intimately known by You shape our lives and actions.

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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.