40 Days for Life Sept. 27-Nov. 5

The faithful of the Diocese of Wichita are invited to take part in a prayerful presence from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to Nov. 5 at the abortion clinic in Wichita.
The campaign, 40 Days for Life, will be held at 5107 E. Kellogg. Those who wish to participate may sign up online at 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Wichita.
Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Respect Life Social Justice Office, said her office is coordinating the effort to end abortion in Wichita as part of the coordinated, international mobilization for life.
The 40 Days for Life campaign is firmly rooted on a foundation of prayer and fasting, she said.
“To help maintain focus on the Lord and stay in tune with his guidance, we will prepare and distribute a series of daily devotionals – one for each of the 40 days of the campaign,” she said. “We fervently believe that prayer and fasting will end abortion, and your prayers will be very much needed and appreciated.”
During the 40 days, individuals, churches, families and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus.
These specific prayer requests are for the mothers and unborn babies at risk for abortion, those who have participated in an abortion, abortion clinic workers, political leaders, and for repentance and healing in the United States.
Toombs is also calling for the faithful to fast during the 40 days.
“Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting,” she said.
“A fast is not a Christian diet, it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.”

Have some time to give for life?
Those who wish to participate may sign up online at 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Wichita. For more information call or email 316-269-3935 or email toombsb@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.