September 12, 2020
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
[This is a Day of Remembrance most believers are unaware of, but which we should all know about. It is reprinted from LifeNews.com.]
“Pro-life advocates will gather across the country today, Sept. 12, to remember the 61 million unborn babies who have been killed in abortions.
“‘The National Day of Remembrance calls upon America to mourn for these children, to reckon with the absence that we’ve experienced because their lives were taken away,’ executive director Eric Scheidler told One News Now. ‘Their lives were violently and unjustly ended through abortion.’
“Scheidler said they welcome mothers of aborted children and fathers who have participated in, coerced or tried to stop the abortion of their child. He said the day is for everyone to ‘mourn for those children, to take stock of our involvement, and to seek God’s healing and mercy.’
“More than 100 memorial services are scheduled across the country, including at many of the 54 gravesites for aborted babies in the U.S. Other services are being held at the hundreds of memorials for unborn babies at churches and other community sites.
“The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children began in 2013 on the 25th anniversary of the burial of 1,500 abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Pro-Life Action League. Since then, thousands more aborted babies have been buried in mass graves, including 47 victims of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia and 2,411 victims of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer in South Bend.
“Through the event, the pro-life organization hopes more people will be inspired to protect babies in the womb from abortion.
“‘When people become truly aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined,’ the organization said.
“‘Tens of thousands of these children have been retrieved and buried at gravesites across our country,’ it continued. ‘The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the pictures and videos that document those events, are powerful tools to awaken the consciences of our fellow citizens.’
“The U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion on demand in 1973 through Roe v. Wade. Since then, more than 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions.”
“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Contemplate the effects of the sin of abortion on America since Roe v Wade was affirmed by the Supreme Court in 1973. 61 million lives have been lost. This is more than the entire population of the states of CA, TX, and FL combined. It is almost the entire generation of Gen-X’ers, born from 1965 through 1981.
- Weep and wail, for an entire generation of children has been lost in America!
- Consider the loss of 61 million engineers, artists, doctors, teachers, writers, etc. What might they have contributed to the world and to this nation, if they were allowed to live?
- Receive the forgiveness of the Lord if you aborted a child, or encouraged or supported another to do so.
- Remember the unborn today and pray that abortion ends in America in our generation!
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, we remember the loss of our unborn on this National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. We must not be afraid to face this sin head-on. We have fought for it from a distance, but today we really look at the implications of it. We consider the more than 61 million lives lost. We consider the grief of the parents and grandparents. We consider the callousness of the hearts of some that promote it and even celebrate it. Forgive us, Lord. We meditate on the value of all those lives—an entire generation’s worth! We weep for the loss to our society of the gifts they were bringing to us—gifts You bestowed upon them. We can’t begin to imagine the things we don’t have because they were not given the chance to give them to us.
Lord, forgive us if we had an abortion. Forgive us if we supported someone and encouraged them to have an abortion. Forgive us if we participated by taking someone to get an abortion or paid for it. Forgive us that we feared what others would think of a pregnancy more than feared what You thought. Forgive us for a hardened heart that decided financial readiness was more important. Maybe we felt that our lives weren’t in the right place to welcome a child. Forgive us for not considering other options. Help us to find other options for one another in the future. Help us to get ready for the turnaround of Life! We say, “We want our children! All of them! Every single one! All of them have value! God will show us how to welcome them and care for them!” Forgive us, God. Forgive us our sin and heal our land on this Day of Remembrance in Jesus’ Name, amen.
God will deliver this nation from the sin of abortion! Our children will live to fulfill their God-given destinies!
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