Pastor Jim Nicodem on 40 Days for Life
Pastor Jim Nicodem on 40 Days for Life
Written By David E. Smith   |   09.14.19

Illinois Family Institute wants to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the upcoming peaceful campaign known as 40 Days for Life. It is an important pro-life effort to save lives and share truth. By partnering with 40 Days for Life we can live out Ephesians 6:13-18: “your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace…. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

The mission of the campaign is to have Christians praying in one-hour time slots during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer and fasting for repentance and to seek God’s favor in turning hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life. It is a tremendous opportunity to pray for mothers who are experiencing crisis pregnancies as well as for those working in abortion facilities. It is an incredible opportunity for the church to be a visible witness for the sanctity of life while peacefully praying for the end of abortion and the closing of death mills.

There are opportunities for faithful Christians to pray in one-hour shifts, while silently witnessing for the sanctity of human life in Belleville, Bloominton, Champaign, Flossmoor, Chicago, Downers Grove, Granite City, Wood Dale, Peoria and Aurora. This year’s campaign runs from Sept. 25th thru Nov. 3rd.

Jim Nicodem, senior pastor of Christ Community Church in St. Charles, recently spoke about mobilizing Christians for these prayer vigils at a recent church leaders’ luncheon. His knowledge and experience is enormously  helpful. Please watch him here:

Committing to one (or more) hours a week to be a witness for the sanctify of life is not difficult. More importantly, we know that there is power in prayer. And there is even greater power when we gather with fellow Christians in prayer.

Click on a city near you to sign up to be a part of 40 Days For Life. 

Aurora, IL

Belleville, IL

Champaign, IL

Chicago, IL

Downers Grove, IL

Flossmoor, IL

Peoria, IL

Bloominton, IL

Granite City, IL

Wood Dale, IL

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 20-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 26 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. He also serves as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in his community and as an ordained minister and elder in his...


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