Day 1 of 40 Days of Worship to End Abortion

Dear Christian Sisters & Brothers,

It’s Day 1 of 40 Days of Worship to End Abortion! Let’s do this!

Stock Up!

Get out your copy of Worship to End Abortion: Your Prayer Guide , which is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you prefer to read a paper book, order your copy now!

Or order the Worship to End Abortion Online Experience.

You can choose to watch the video, read the text, or listen to audio. You can follow links to my two favorite Bible resources, Bible Gateway and Blue Letter Bible, as well as all my footnoted citations and resources.

In addition, I’ll be interviewing people throughout the 40 days, and you can access those videos as well as the interviews from last fall from within the course.

Prepare Your Prayer Closet

Designate a place in your home for your prayer time then get it set up the way that you like it.

If you’re like me, then you like to be cozy when you spend time with God. My prayer closet includes a comfy chair, a window, and a blanket. My coffee and tea mugs stand ready!

Get your Bible, your journal, and your favorite pen. Alternatively, get your technology ready and make sure you can charge it when needed.

Get your music! Create playlists on whichever technology you use. Add songs that focus on God, not worldly issues.

Praise

Let’s praise God right now for what He will accomplish on our behalf through these 40 days: Garment of Praise by Robin Mark

Share

Invite your Christian friends to take the Pro-Life Challenge  so that they, too, worship to end abortion with us during these 40 Days. We will:

  • pray together
  • learn together
  • share together
  • worship together

When you and your friends join the challenge, you’ll receive “Remember the Man Caught in Adultery,” a chapter from Worship to End Abortion: Your Prayer Guide.

Prayer

Here is a sample Armor of God prayer. It’s our Day 1 prayer. Let’s get ready for spiritual battle!

Day 1 Armor of God Prayer

Ephesians 6:10-18, Proverbs 18:10

Lord,

I praise you that I am strong in You and that I am in the power of Your might. Today, I put on the whole armor that You gave me so that I am able to stand against the schemes, strategies, and deceits of the devil. I take up the whole armor so that I am able to withstand evil, having done all that crisis demands, to stand victorious.

Thank You for girding my waist with truth. I confess my sins to You now so that my breastplate of righteousness is securely in place, protecting all my vital organs. Thank You that my feet are firmly grounded with the gospel of peace.

Thank You for reminding me throughout the day to defend myself by using the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Thank You for my helmet of salvation, which protects my mind. Thank You for the sword of the Spirit, the word of God, my only offensive piece of armor.

Thank You for reminding me to pray and ask in the Spirit throughout the day, staying alert for all of Your people.

Prayer for 40 Days for Life

Lord,

I stand firm for those who are praying and counseling at abortion facilities around the world. Remind them to put on their armor every day so that they withstand and stand victorious.

I praise You for girding these prayer warriors with the truth. Protect their hearts and minds. Thank you for grounding them in the gospel of peace.

Give each of them strong shields to quench every fiery dart of wickedness. Thank you for equipping them with the sword of the Spirit.

Your name is a strong tower, Lord. The righteous run inside it and are safe. We bring you the 40 Days for Life prayer warriors. Thank You for keeping them safe. Standing firm in Your name we pray,

Amen.

In Christ,

Cheryl