40 Days for Life 2019

Published 13th of February 2019


Are you looking for a challenge during Lent, involving prayer and self-sacrifice? Are you saddened to see the harm done to babies, women and families through abortion?

“40 Days for Life” is a Christian campaign group whose purpose is to save the lives of unborn children through prayer, fasting and community outreach. With the support of Pope Francis for this worldwide initiative, and the encouragement of Bishop Patrick locally, we are running our 4th campaign here in Nottingham during Lent 2019. The aim of our prayers is simple: we are praying for an end to abortion. But we also offer support – moral and practical - to women who may be under pressure to have an abortion which they do not want, and which they may come to regret. Our vigil is prayerful, peaceful, and non-judgmental.

We are seeking volunteers to pray with us during Lent (Ash Wednesday 6th March – Palm Sunday 14th April), between 6am and 6pm, on a rota basis, near the Treatment Centre on the QMC campus, where many abortions in Nottinghamshire take place. Most people who come stay for either one or two hours at a time. Please sign up now to pray with us on our webpage www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Nottingham or contact us at 40daysforlifenotts@gmail.com. If you would like to know more before committing, we are holding an information event on Wednesday 27th February at 7.30pm, in the McGuiness room in the social centre at St Barnabas’ cathedral, where you can watch some short videos and talk to people who have done the vigil before. Come along and find out more! What a fantastic way to prepare for the Solemnity of Easter!