From September 22-October 31, I will be participating in 40 Days for Life. I can honestly say that I have never been politically or socially active in my life. Frankly, I am anxious about the upcoming experience.
40 Days for Life consist of :
40 days of pray and fasting
For me, this means continuing my new prayer schedule of waking up early for private mediation outside, reading scripture, and listening to a daily video reflection. I am also incorporate the following:
Prayer to End Abortion
As for fasting, there are many ways one can fast and it’s not all about food. I am planning meatless Fridays during these 40 days. However, I am also going to fast from gossip, and being impatient with my children.
40 days of peaceful vigil
This is the scariest part of the 40 days of Life for me. I have committed to standing in front of our local Planned Parenthood office for one hour each week for the 40 days with a sign. My sign simply says “Choose Life”. My husband had this sign made. It expresses my view because “Choose Life”is what both of my daughters’ birth mothers did, and for their decisions, I will always be extremely grateful.
40 days of community outreach
I guess this blog could be considered a part of my community outreach message. I will ask you, my freinds, to pray for the end of abortion, and for me ,as I step out of my comfort zone, and get involved in a cause I believe in, the end of abortion.
This post is part of the Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge and hosted by Jamie at Steady Mom. Please note the opinion expressed on this post is strictly my own.