Pro-life advocates across the country are invited to come together in prayer beginning on Jan. 14 in an effort to protect the unborn. 9 Days for Life, an annual pro-life prayer and action campaign, invites participants to pray a novena that will culminate on Jan. 22.
According to the USCCB, over one hundred thousand people have joined this year’s campaign, which was created in 2013 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Participants are invited to build the culture of life not only through the novena but by sharing their pro-life experiences on social media using the hashtag #9DaysforLife.
In a press release sent on Jan. 2, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila encouraged priests of the Archdiocese of Denver to share the campaign with their parish communities.
He began by reminding the priests of the resounding impact the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade has had on the country.
“Since that time, millions of lives have been destroyed by abortion, and countless women have been traumatized so deeply that they spend years struggling to find peace, healing and reconciliation,” he wrote.
While the novena’s ultimate goal is to end abortion, each day “highlights a different intention, also providing daily reflections, educational information, and suggested acts of reparation,” he added.
To find the novena, visit 9daysforlife.com and download a free mobile app (which includes customizable daily reminders), sign up for daily email or text messages, or print the novena.
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