Thousands participate in #FastforLife on Friday

Today, Relevant Radio is joined by over 5,700 individuals and families who signed up to participate in the #FastforLife. This initiative is an observance of prayer and fasting in solidarity with the March for Life and Pro-life movement.

For those who can’t attend the events today in Washington D.C., Fast for Life has become a way to participate in the Pro-life movement from wherever they are. Of the 5,700, there are participants from all 50 states and from 21 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam! How beautiful that support for the most vulnerable members of society—the unborn, elderly, sick or disabled, etc.—truly spans the globe.

If you’d like to join us, it’s not too late! You will find more information and a form to sign up here:

Here are just a few of the participants and how they’re observing #FastforLife today:

Matt interviews at March for LifeWoody from California: My three girls and I are going to fast all day and pray. They are 14 ,16, 18 and want to do this. It will be the first time for all of us to just run on water but we are excited to be part of such a great cause.

Melanie from Phoenix, AZ: I wish I could be in the March…..I will be fasting today and do a family rosary tonight after school and work.

Harry and Dottie D from PA: We’ll be fasting and praying today for all the marchers and for the success of all your efforts to end abortion.

Matthew from Chicago: My niece and nephew are heading to D.C. for the March. I’m going to support them and the cause by saying a rosary and fasting from meat tomorrow. God bless everyone participating.

Nate from NJ: I am going to fast (one small meal, one regular meal) and offer up my day, any stress, works, joys, good deeds for the end of abortion. God Bless and thank you, Relevant Radio.

Kevin from Minneapolis, MN: Total fast… just liquids.

Mary Pat from Utah: I will be fasting tomorrow while my daughter marches at the March for Life in D.C. as part of a group of Georgetown students. I thank Relevant Radio for your commitment to protecting the dignity of human life.

Lucy from Wisconsin: I am pregnant with my second child and have been suffering from pretty debilitating anxiety during this pregnancy. Housework has been particularly debilitating for me so I am going to clear the surfaces in my house and fold the laundry as an offering for the cause for life and the marchers.

Tessa from Iowa: Fasting from social media, Netflix and fast food! #forthebabies

Katie from TX: I will be abstaining from meat, sweets, and carbonated drinks.

Nick: I will be flying for the Army, which usually means I miss lunch, but I will also bring my prayers on mission with us. St. Michael pray for justice, St. Francis of Assisi pray for peace, St. Maximilian Kolbe pray for hope! Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us!

Susanne from Augusta, Maine: I will fast and pray. Depending on expected snowy weather I will hopefully be able to attend morning Mass.

Lise and Cindy with signsCha from Ireland: Fasting with God’s help & going to Mass daily!

Joanna from Olathe, KS: Fasting, no phone except for emergencies, no social media, black coffee only

Robert from Vilnius, Lithuania: Prayer, fasting

Humberto from AZ: I am going to do an alternative fast by being more patient and loving to my family. Also, I’ll be spending more time in prayer. And I’ll donate to a pro-life charity.

Lisa from Wisconsin: I’m going to fast in many ways. The traditional fast as during lent but also incorporating some of the wonderful ideas you gave for other ways to fast like prayer every hour, fasting without your favorite foods, less food, more smiles and kindness.

Evelyn from Singapore: Attend morning Mass. Pray all mysteries of the Holy Rosary.  Fast: No social media.

Kevin from Monrovia, CA: I will be fasting on Friday. I will also offer my rosary for protection if life from conception to natural death. I will also make that my mass intention on Friday morning. My family and I are also walking in the One Life LA walk for life.

Thomas from California: Will do some extra prayers on Friday. That’s the least that I can do. I would fast but just got out of surgery and may not be up for fasting on Friday. We have an adopted daughter and she’s the joy of our lives! We are so thankful her birth mom chose life!!

Ana from California: I will fast by not drinking coffee and offer my rosary prayers and my personal prayer intentions for the March for life. At one time I was asked to get rid of my baby by his father but I trusted God to give me what I needed to feed my children. Oh and I will fast on Friday morning.

Jocel from Ankara, Turkey: First I am going to pray and say the rosary. I will skip my coffee in the morning and will only eat light meal.

Francesc Maria from Barcelona, Spain: Praying the holy rosary just for this cause.

Christy from Portland, OR: I am going to refrain from my favorite treat, Starbucks. I will take the time that I would have dedicated to going to Starbucks and I will say a rosary for an end to abortion instead.

Linda from California: I will be praying, fasting and watching the Walk from home. My husband and I are very proud adoptive parents of a 6 year old. Her birth momma chose life for our daughter after terminating a previous pregnancy with an abortion. Praise God for her choosing life this time!!!!!

Maria from RI: No coffee and desserts

Kris from IL: My two 16 year old granddaughters are marching with their Catholic high school! I will say my Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet and fast.

Cecilia from California:  FASTING! PRAYING FOR LIFE! Working in ‘Labor and Delivery’ Friday night! We will celebrate with some births! Fight on for the unborn and the elderly. Truly the forgotten! They have a voice and we are loud in heart and proud!

Aileen from the Philippines: By listening to Holy Mass and Daybreak and offering prayers for this particular intention.

Sylvia from New Mexico: I will be praying, fasting and listening to Relevant Radio.

God bless you all in your efforts and thank you for joining Relevant Radio in the Fast for Life! Tune in to Relevant Radio for live updates from the March for Life throughout the day.

Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.