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.