Dear Christian Sisters,
My friend Heidi is so gracious to pray for women who have had abortions.
I, too, pray that post-abortive women will receive God’s healing not just because it’s the right thing to do but because healing will help end abortion.
Forty-five percent of women aborting in 2014 reported having had at least one prior abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute (funded by Planned Parenthood).
I contend that it’s easier to have a second abortion because we’re already dead inside from the first abortion. I would’ve had another abortion if Russ hadn’t introduced me to Christ.
If women receive healing sooner, they may not have another abortion. Think about the reduction in numbers of abortions if we got women healed early.
At the end of the prayer, I’ll provide resources so that you know where to guide women who tell you they’ve had an abortion.
Gracious Lord Jesus,
Today I pray for the mothers. Many differing reasons propel a woman through the clinic doors. Some are ill informed, some don’t care, some feel they have no other options, some feel pressured. Today I’m remembering the women who have made the choice and then come to deeply regret it.
Father, I can imagine that there is no other heartache that strikes more to the core, no grief more crushing, no sorrow that shrouds more deeply, and no pain that stings longer.
We lift them up to you, Father. Hold them and hear them, forgive them, whisper your grace and tender love into their waiting ears, refresh their souls. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. Wash them in it, Lord. Give them peace.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace and salvation, who bring good tidings. Thank you, Lord God, for post-abortion counseling, available at many pregnancy centers.
Lord, thank you for these women who are trained to help women deal with the overwhelming flood of emotion that follows their decision, even if it’s years and years later. Bless them as they go about your work of healing, redeeming, and binding up.
Heavenly Father, we beg you again. Please change the laws across our nation. Restore our dignity. Rescue the babies and Give mothers the courage and means to say yes to life. We long to magnify your glory and we long to see you end this horrifying era of abortion in the United States.
We ask it in the name of Jesus,
Post-abortion healing classes are offered through pregnancy centers and some churches using curriculum like Surrendering the Secret and Forgiven and Set Free. The Catholic Church offers Project Rachel.
Men who have pressured a woman, drove her to the clinic, or paid for the abortion need healing, too. Some pregnancy centers offer classes for them as well. A common curriculum is Healing a Father’s Heart.
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