40 Days & The Walls of Jericho

In less than a month, the 40 Days for Life Campaign will begin in Ottawa. The Campaign, as the name suggests, runs 40 days from September 24th to November 2nd, and seeks to end abortion through directed prayer, fasting, vigil, and community outreach.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign that over the past three years has generated measurable lifesaving results in every community where it has been experienced. So far, 40 Days for Life campaigns have been conducted in more than 130 communities in the US. More than 500 children have been confirmed as saved from abortion. Some cities have reported as much as a 28% drop in local abortion numbers, numerous post-abortive women (and men) finding healing and forgiveness, and from several hundred to over 1,000 new people getting involved with local lifesaving ministry efforts.

40 Days for Life is an ecumenical, faith-based effort made up of three key components:

  • Prayer and Fasting: inviting people of faith throughout our city to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.
  • Peaceful Vigil: standing for life through a 40-day peaceful public witness outside the Morgentaler Abortuary 65 Bank Street (corner of Bank and Sparks, close to Parliament Hill)
  • Community Outreach: taking a positive, upbeat pro-life message to every corner of our city through media efforts, church presentations, door-to-door advocacy, and public visibility

As someone who has spent over 20 years fighting the abortion war in various capacities, it is clear to me that this particular war will not be won through political or social activism alone. We need the power that only focused, unified prayer can provide.  Because abortion is ultimately a spiritual problem, it stands to reason that we need a spiritual solution.  Therefore, in order to affect real change in our politics, we must affect real change in our culture because politics is merely a reflection of the culture.  But to change the culture, we need to change those hearts which only God will be able to move.  The Walls of Jericho fell not by any substantial human effort, but by God’s sovereign power.  Abortion will be no different and that is why it is time for a shift in tactics at this critical time in our nation’s history.

I ask you to please consider getting involved.  The planning for the campaign is now well underway but we need assistance in spreading the word for this campaign to Ottawa’s churches.   (The next information meeting is September 4.  Please contact me at pacheco377@gmail.com for further details on the meeting and/or how you may be able to help in general).

The time has come for us to focus our efforts on prayer and fasting, to ask God to move Canada back from the abyss of self-destruction, and to end this slaughter once and for all. 

Join us and watch a miracle happen.

John Pacheco
Church Co-coordinator
40 Days for Life

Official Website for Ottawa Campaign:  40 Days for Life – Ottawa
Ottawa Residents’ Blog for News & Events: 40 Days for Life Blog

When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.   – Joshua 6:20

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