October 9, 2020
We Must End Abortion in America
[Beginning 9/25, and continuing through Election Day, November 3rd, GiveHim15 is joining forces with many other national prayer ministries in 40 Days of Prayer for America. Cindy Jacobs of Generals International provides today’s prayer focus.]
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion on January 22, 1973, has led to an estimated 61 million abortions since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. According to the Word of God, we have committed a grave national sin. God fully realizes the depth of the depravity of sin in the hearts of man. Nevertheless, His heart is always that we would choose His way.
When we operate out of our sin nature at a national level, we end up with things like legalizing abortions to the point of infanticide. Yes, shockingly there are states which allow abortions through the third trimester. This would be infanticide, as those children may be able to survive outside the womb. God does not want that for our culture! We need to pray and ask for forgiveness and the mercy of God for the millions of babies who have lost their lives. Legalized abortion is not the will of God. Lord, save America and save our children!
“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-Hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire of Molech, which I had not commanded them, nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.”(Jeremiah 32:35; NASB)
Points for Prayer (By, Cindy Jacobs):
Pray for the unborn babies: “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” (Psalm 127:3; NASV)
Pray for mothers’ eyes to be opened: “Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?” (Isaiah 49:15; NIV)
Pray for all Americans to know the truth about abortion: “To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18; NIV)
A Prayer You Can Pray:
Lord, forgive our sin and send revival to America! We are in desperate need of You. We have sinned in such a horrific way. Our nation’s embracing of abortion has led to the slaughter of over 61 million babies since 1973. We repent with much grief and many tears. We cannot imagine the pain this causes You. You gave these children into this world for a purpose that they will never fulfill. Each and every one was a gift to our culture and we have decided we didn’t need them. Oh, God, forgive us. Cause their mothers’ hearts to warm and bring them to Your throne of grace. We have compassion for them, for many did not understand what they were doing. Society said they could legally abort their children.
This is the fault of every one of us who has participated. We may have had an abortion, encouraged someone to get one, or not said anything when someone was considering one. We may have driven someone to get one or paid for one. We may have performed abortions, or worked where women were counseled to have an abortion, or in a place where abortion was performed. We may have participated in the legislative process of approving or expanding abortion rights. We may have even voted in a way where abortion could be advanced. Lord, open our eyes to our personal need of repentance and to how abortion has touched almost every one of us. Hear our cries of repentance, forgive us, and heal our land in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Lord, save America and save our children!
Learn more about Cindy Jacobs and Generals International here.
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