Dear Christian Sisters and Brothers,
Let us continue to pray with Heidi for the end of abortion for we know that we are far more precious to God than even sea turtles.
It seems that the abuse of young children produces just about the most outrage our society can muster. It breaks our hearts and fills us with deep righteous anger to see toddlers and preschoolers being yelled at, yanked around, or neglected.
It is especially egregious because they have no escape, no recourse. Those who should be protecting them are the ones inflicting the damage and the children don’t have the resources or understanding to seek help.
So why is it that our hearts break for the toddlers who have no one protecting them, but not for the tiny babies?
Lord God, Almighty, we want them to live. We want them to be safe and warm–without trauma, or pain. We want them ALL to live, healthy, sick, male, female, from rape and incest. Every life is created by You and created in Your image, which means it is a life worth living.
The horrifying videos and dispassionate explanations of the abortion procedure that I’ve seen are so horrific and violent that there aren’t words to encompass it. We treat our dogs better. We pass laws to protect turtle eggs.
How long, Oh Lord, will you stay your hand of judgement? How many more silenced screams and how many more dismembered babies tossed out with the garbage? We see it, and we are crumbling with the guilt of it.
Bring redemption and healing and a swift end to this ferocious beast that devours our children. We cannot bear it any longer.
Father, we pray this in Christ’s most Powerful Name,