40 Days for Life

Today, somewhere in your city, a woman is taking a pregnancy test which will show two pink lines, confirming that yes, she is pregnant.

For this woman, the circumstances of her life in this very moment mean she despairs and immediately contemplates abortion. She may even be counselled to have an abortion by the father of the baby, parents, or friends.

Some time in the next week or two, she is going to turn up at the local abortion centre to have an abortion.

Will you be there to offer her hope? Will you be there to be a sign of love and joy and mercy in the one place she least expects it?

Join us in September 2023 for New Zealand’s ninth 40 Days for Life vigil and be that sign of hope and help save lives!

Family Life International NZ will be facilitating the Auckland vigil this coming September. We’d love to hear from you if you would like to be involved with planning, promotion, or filling vigil hours!

We are grateful to Cardinal Dew for supporting the 40 Days for Life vigil.
Download his letter of his support.

If you’ve seen UnPlanned the movie, then you’ve seen the powerful impact prayerful witness outside abortion centres has on mothers, abortion workers and the wider community.


lives saved since 2007


abortion centres closed


abortion workers quit

Since NZ’s first 40 Days for Life vigil in Lent 2014 we know of 6 babies whose lives have been saved because of your prayers, presence and sacrifices!

In addition, there have many opportunities to speak to people on the street, some of whom have realised their need for healing after their abortion experience. Others have had a complete change in attitude to the practice of abortion.

40 Days for Life works! It offers hope and saves lives!

In New Zealand Family Life International NZ has sponsored 40 Days for Life vigils in Auckland and Wellington during Lent as part of our ongoing mission to end abortion and build a culture of life and love through prayer, education and service. The vigils are peaceful and prayerful.

Other individuals and groups, independent of FLI, may also facilitate a 40 Days for Life vigil in different locations in New Zealand. These vigils will be advertised on this page alongside the FLI sponsored vigils when they occur.

To learn more about 40 Days for Life, its mission and worldwide impact please visit the official 40 Days for Life site: 40daysforlife.com

The next 40 Days for Life vigil in New Zealand will occur in September 2023. Please contact the team at Family Life International NZ to find out more.