The 40-Days for Life prayer campaign has become one of the most peaceful and effective ways of shutting down abortion clinics and converting people to defend and protect the life of the unborn.

Fairbanks residents are now being asked to join the 40-day global effort, which begins on Sept. 22.

“This is a very peaceful prayer time,” a notice from Fairbanks organizers states. “This is a small but powerful thing we can do for the unborn.”

Vigils have occurred in hundreds of cities around the world each fall and spring. Several Alaska cities regularly hold 40-Days for Life events, with participants often gathering at one of the four Planned Parenthood abortion centers located across the state. Planned Parenthood runs an abortion clinic in Fairbanks called Fairbanks Health Center.

Legal in the U.S. through all nine months of pregnancy and for virtually any reason, abortion is a big business. The goal of the prayer vigils is to have at least two people praying together in one-hour intervals. Some commit to pray an hour before work, while the homebound pray or fast from a distance. Others join the vigil whenever they can.

While they pray, participants typically hold signs with positive messages, such as “Pray to end abortion” and “Life is beautiful.”

Over the past 15 years, more than 1 million people have prayed at more than 8,000 locations across the globe. The 40 Days for Life website reports that 19,198 babies are known to have been saved during the prayer vigils, 112 abortion centers have closed, and 221 abortion workers have quit their jobs.

Participants in 40 Days for Life sign a “Statement of Peace,” in which they commit to “show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all,” including the abortion facility customers and employees.

Those interested in helping with the Fairbanks vigil are encouraged to pick up signs at 1402 Wilbur Street, behind Denny’s at the pro-life Fydout Free Clinic in Fairbanks.

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Fairbanks pro-lifers needed for 40-day public prayer to end abortion

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Evan S Singh says:

    Nothing fails as reliably as prayer.

    • EscapedAnchorage says:

      Fails? Then you’re doing it wrong.

    • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

      I feel sorry for you. Prayer is the most effective thing one can do and I will pray for you, even if you don’t want me to. May God bless you and open your heart.

      • Evan S Singh says:

        Michael- The most effective way of navigating our world is through the scientific method. You do it 99% of the day. Through reason, evidence and critical thinking, we thrive and advance. Prayer is the opposite of that. There is no way to prove that prayer works and at worst, its a distraction away from some relevant course of action. I suppose prayer is comforting, but effective? No.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes prays coming your way
    Stop the killings

  • Jen says:

    Yes. Is the Church family ready to have roe vs. Wade?

    When the church family Still don’t know what Psalm 68:5 means I have my doubts they are truly ready caring for single mothers, single dads, aged grandparents with custody over grandchildren, when the church family aren’t even caring, discipling, protecting those vulnerable family members here on the present.

    God comforted in Psalm 68:5 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
    is God in his holy dwelling.”

    The church family they should be so protective of those vulnerable adults who come always checking up on them and their child, they should always be assisting them in a discipleship journey.

    • Jen says:

      May I make a suggestion if you can gather a crowd for big prayer meeting, then you can have the corporate churches gather back home to make a list how many single moms, single, dads, and grandparents parenting for the second time on old age attend your church? a list to see if your church has been caring, discipling, and protecting those you seen quietly and faithfully been attending your church including grabbing hold of vulnerable adult visiting your church for the first time. If your church can’t even write a list of names of single moms, single dads, and second time grandparents. Then your church family has a lot of work ahead of them.

  • Opus says:

    “Nothing fails as reliably as prayer.” Giant AMEN to that!
    Abortion is murder. Requires capital punishment. When people start enforcing the law, abortion will stop.

  • JUSTSAYIN says:

    I agree! Let’s get some laws on the books that will capitally punish the men responsible for these unwanted pregnancies!