SPOTLIGHT: 40 Days For Life, Now More Than Ever

Written by David E. Smith

The staff and boards of directors of IFI and IFA want to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the peaceful campaign known as 40 Days for Life. It is an important pro-life effort to save lives and share truth. By partnering with 40 Days for Life we can live out Ephesians 6:13-18: “your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace…. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, we feature three special guests who join Monte Larrick to discuss the mission and importance of 40 Days for Life. Ricki Giersch, Catharine Walker, and Phil Price explain the mission behind the campaign: save as many pre-born children as possible. With the federal and state push by abortion cheerleaders to codify Roe vs. Wade, we need prayer warriors now, more than ever!

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The mission of the campaign is to have Christians praying in one-hour time slots during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting for repentance and to seek God’s favor in turning hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life. It is a tremendous opportunity to pray for mothers who are experiencing crisis pregnancies as well as for those working in abortion facilities. It is an incredible opportunity for the church to be a visible witness for the sanctity of life while peacefully praying for the end of abortion and the closing of death mills.

Learn more about how you can get involved at There are over 600 cities taking part in this campaign this year!

In Illinois, there are opportunities for faithful Christians to pray in one-hour shifts, while silently witnessing for the sanctity of human life in Belleville, Bloominton, Champaign, Fairview Heights, Flossmoor, Chicago, Downers Grove, Granite City, Waukegan, Peoria and Aurora. This year’s campaign runs from September 22nd thru October 30th.