Mondays are the worst...except during a 40 Days for Life campaign!

That's because each Monday we'll update the number of confirmed babies saved from abortion thanks to YOUR prayers.

Less than a week into the vigil, we already know of 26 babies saved!

"Never underestimate the power of body language!" said Susan in Sacramento, California.

The couple entering the abortion facility refused crisis pregnancy support information as they drove into the abortion center parking lot. And once the abortion-bound mom exited her vehicle, she was much too far away to sidewalk counsel.

But the 40 Days for Life prayer warrior in Sacramento didn't give up.

"She put forth the information with one hand, pointed up to the abortion clinic with the other hand and shook her head 'No,'" Susan reported. "Then she hugged her heart and put her hands together as if to pray."

It made a difference. The couple left their abortion appointment, stopping briefly to announce some good news: “We changed our minds! We’re going to keep our baby!”

St. Paul, Minnesota

It's only fitting that the first TWO hours of sidewalk counseling in the TWIN Cities resulted in TWO babies saved from abortion!

It was certainly great news for the 100 people who attended the St. Paul kickoff event Wednesday night.

Bournemouth, England

The abortion-bound mother was more than a bit anxious as she arrived for her appointment. Listening to music on her headphones to try to drown out her conscience, she headed for the entrance.

That is until a 40 Days for Life participant approached her and asked her to sit down for coffee--an invitation that was accepted.

"She explained her difficult life and agreed that the abortion was not the right option," reported Fr. Philomeno in Bournemouth. "Later she contacted the helper full of joy in her decision to keep the child."


Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

—Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and sacrificially.

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If you haven't been able to join us yet, don't forget to look for the 40 Days for Life vigil nearest you:

For life,

Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.