40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Dear Christian Sisters,

Let’s call out for healing! Please pray along with Heidi as one voice to the Lord.

Holy Lord God Almighty,

2,310 babies died brutal deaths in our country today. Today.

I found a website that counts them in real time.

All those particular fingerprints, maturing brains, fluttering eyelids, and thumbs in mouths will never see the light of day. Today, while we went about our normal Sunday, they have had their moments of panic and pain. They have been ripped and seared and murdered in levels of violence not seen elsewhere. It is mind numbing, and I find myself in another round of shock.

I just learned that NY is not alone in its quest to kill children, although NY seems alone in its desire to publicly celebrate the killing of children. The states with the most lenient abortion laws–up to birth– are Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, New Hampshire, the District of Columbia, Alaska, New Jersey, and New Mexico. If I feel sick to my stomach and emotionally overcome, Lord God, how much more offensive must it be to You.

We know you so well. We know You act in Love–You define yourself as Love. We’ve seen your answers to prayers. We know Your promises and Your goodness. We’ve experienced Your presence, and we live in the midst of Your mighty blessings. We also know your justice, graciously meted out on the cross for our sins, but also present in modern day culture. I can’t imagine a worse judgement than this slaughter of innocents.

If Your people who are called by your name will humble themselves and pray, if we seek your face, and turn from our wicked ways; then will You hear from heaven, and will forgive our sin, and will heal our land. Our land is in desperate need of healing, but we need humility, seeking, and turning just as badly. Cause Your people to humble themselves and pray, Oh Lord God, to make us more like You, and to bring an end to the era of abortion in the United States.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray,
Amen

Let us also remember that for every baby killed, a woman’s vitality is drained away, and she probably doesn’t even know it. And then there are the men who pressured her or paid for the abortion or the moms and friends who supported her choice or the doctors who recommended aborting.

There are so many people involved, and they all need Christ. They all need healing.

Let us be Christ’s ambassadors, leading them to the healing faith of Jesus Christ. Can you imagine how loud a chorus of trumpets we’d be against the pro-choice movement? A trumpet choir of post-abortive women and men who regret their “choice” will not be silenced.

If you know someone who needs healing from an abortion, help them find a post-abortion healing class from your local crisis pregnancy center or church. Surrendering the Secret is the class that I took. Freedom on this side of healing is amazing!

In Christ,

Cheryl

40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

Dear Christian Sisters,

As we pray along with Heidi, we are also praying along with 40 Days for Life, which is the organization that loved Abby Johnson over the life line.

You can read (or listen to) Abby’s story in Unplanned,** which is also a movie that will soon be released on March 29. Put it on your calendar and go see it opening weekend!

Now let us continue to pray with Heidi for life!

Lord God Almighty,

We are rejoicing with Iowans who have scored BIG in this battle! Governor Kim Reynolds ratified a bill to make abortion after 6 weeks ILLEGAL, (except in the usual extreme cases). Since many women do not even know of their pregnancy by 6 weeks, You have just made Iowa a “sanctuary state” for the unborn. A safe haven for the innocent. We praise you, Father, for this refreshing victory.

Of course, lawsuits are planned and many are decrying the injustice of this action. The battle has likely just begun in Iowa and so we lift them up to You for safety, confidence, and bravery in the face of razor-sharp opposition.

But it isn’t enough just to limit abortion. We are begging You to make 2019 the complete end of the era of (legalized) abortion in the United States. It’s a big request, but You are bigger. It’s a huge paradigm shift, but you are capable of more. And of course, this one request is wrapped up in a whole lot more.

The end of the era requires a cultural transformation to value and celebrate LIFE at every level and in every form. We’re asking, Lord. We’re asking this massive thing because You are greater.

And we pray it in the precious Name of Jesus.
Amen

In Christ,

Cheryl

**The link to the Unplanned book is an affiliate link to Amazon. Every penny go towards paying for all three of my websites (this one, MybodyMyworship, and Faces of Abortion Series).

40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Dear Christian Sisters,

Let’s continue to pray with Heidi. Let us remember that abortion affects the women and men who abort as well. I am testimony to that. Many women and men are testimony to that.

Lord God Almighty,

The shock is starting to wear off and lots of emotions are flooding in to take its place. Anger, depression, resolve, outrage. There is NEVER a medical reason for an abortion in the third trimester. You have blessed us with incredible medical care and babies can survive outside the womb at that point. It is murder purely for convenience, willful, premeditated, first degree murder. What has happened to our hearts that we as a nation think this is ok?

Lord, so many of us do NOT think this is ok, but we feel helpless and lack the power, know how, or the connections to do anything about it. And so here we are, banging on the doors of heaven, beseeching your mercy, looking for direction, begging for big changes. And many of us are crying out, “Here we are, Lord, SEND US!” We need a plan and the resources to work it. Our trust is completely in You and we wait for your direction.

May your glory fill the earth, and may we be agents of your glory. Save the babies—and their moms and dads–Lord Jesus and bring an end to the era of (legalized) abortion in the United States.

In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ we pray,
Amen

In Christ,

Cheryl