40 days of prayer begins in hopes of putting an end to abortion

Some of those participating in the event with sign in hand

COLUMBUS, Ga.- Wednesday was the first day of 40 days of continuous prayer hoping to end abortion.

Some of those participating in the event with sign in hand
Some of those participating in the event with sign in hand

Activists gathered outside the Columbus Women’s Health Organization to spread the three part message of the “40 Days for Life.” The three parts of the campaign are prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach. Those a part of the campaign say taking part is not easy. “It’s heavy,” vigil coordinator for 40 Days for Life Emily Ellison said.  “It’s hard because you realize what’s happening and it’s a little bit of an oppressive feeling to stand out here. It’s not fun. But it is powerful to know that our prayers are united with other women who’ve come down and other men who’ve come out and that they’re united with 307 cities across the world praying right now for the same cause.”

The event is expected to last from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day until Nov. 1.

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