The bilingual event began with the recitation of the Rosary, followed by several speakers, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and concluded with a Mass.
The goal of 40 Days for Life 365 is peacefully to witness to the dignity of life and pray outside a designated abortion clinic every day it is open. The number 365 signifies a new movement to make 40 Days prayer vigils year-round, rather than fall and spring campaigns of 40 days.
“The fight of our lives is the fight for the millions of unborn children that deserve their lives,” said Catherine Worachek, a student at Our Lady of Victory High School, who attended the event with her mother and several classmates. “Our heroes aren't gearing up for a single fight that will culminate in a decisive victory or defeat. Instead, we are pushing for a consistent, daily effort.”
Testimony at the event included the story of a woman who found healing through the post-abortion ministry Rachel’s Vineyard, and Colorado Students for Life member David Nguyen urged those present to apply the doctrine of human dignity to their everyday life.
“I found this profoundly beautiful dignity that marked each person, and I naturally wanted to protect this mark of love,” said Nguyen of a transformative experience attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “I implore you all to first find in your own hearts the desire to protect the human person and second to find your own ways to manifest this.”
Co-organizer Kelsey Wicks, who serves as operations manager for CNA, urged those present to recognize that prayer is the engine that changes history and encouraged a daily discipline of praying for the pro-life cause even when they cannot pray in front of an abortion clinic.