Sacrifice. Self-denial. Penance. What’s not to love?

Nobody really looks forward to Lent…but when it comes to drawing nearer to God and experiencing true joy, there’s no more fruitful season of the year.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we delve into Lent--and share tips for not just surviving Lent, but thriving:

On the podcast, we'll share:

  • Why Lent isn't a time to be miserable--but to cultivate an intimate relationship with God;
  • How to get spiritually ripped, building spiritual muscle and self-mastery;
  • Tips for enhancing your prayer life this Lent.

One great way to develop your prayer life and serve your neighbor is to pray for an end to abortion in front of your local abortion business.

Find your closest vigil and sign up to pray at:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis leader Linda reported that the largest abortion facility in the Hoosier State has ceased doing abortions!

"They are now a referral only location...sending their clients to either Bloomington or Lafayette," Linda explained.

Linda said that the number of clients at Planned Parenthood has dropped dramatically since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, and she is exhorting her participants to pray that this spring's 40 Days for Life campaign serves as the "final blow" that closes Planned Parenthood for good!

"Here's hoping we can have a 'they closed their doors party' very soon!" Linda added.

Marietta, Georgia

Former abortion doctor and 40 Days for Life director of medical affairs and education Dr. Haywood Robinson just returned from a trip to Georgia, where he spoke at Atlanta-area campaigns.

The Peach State has a six-week abortion ban, which has dramatically reduced the number of abortions...

...but pro-lifers are not satisfied. They're looking to finish the job!

Marietta campaign leader Suzanne reported that 200 pro-lifers turned out for her kickoff event and more than 30 churches were represented!

"Haywood blessed the socks off of everyone!" Suzanne said, describing herself as "on a Jesus high."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

--Luke 2:13-14

Father God, giver of life, creator of life, and sustainer of life, thank you for each life you give us. Father, I pray each one that is faced with a decision will choose life and know that she is favored by you. I pray we your mouthpieces will console, comfort, support, and equip your mothers to make the decision to choose life. Help us, Lord, to love and comfort those who do not.

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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.