What lies heavily on my heart today are the effects of a decision made 41 years ago, January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court decision to overturn the interpretation of abortion law making abortion legal in the United States. If the weather wasn’t enough to make me cold today, the knowledge of the 56+ million lives that were lost since the Roe v. Wade decision does.
Why this became a political responsibility to define when life begins and when it is alright to end it, I have no answer for. But abortion is not a political issue – it is a heart issue – sin. In which case, this isn’t going to be solved by politics, but by the gospel and by a heart-change.
My heart breaks for the millions that were not given the chance to live.
And my heart breaks for the mothers who still suffer from choosing abortion and the pain that resulted from it.
And my heart breaks for the families that will never know these precious lives.
I do not write to condemn those who have been there. I do not write to attack or offend in any way. But I write as a voice for those that were silenced before they got to speak. I write as a voice for those who will never get to speak. Proverbs 31:8 says this:
“Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.” (ISV)
The New King James Version puts it this way:
“Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.”
I speak on behalf of the millions affected by Roe v. Wade – the children, the mothers, the families.
Today I beseech you, go to your knees and intercede for this generation. “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Pray for God’s love and peace to cover:
- Those currently contemplating abortion and who may feel like that is their only choice
- The post-abortive women who are hurting from their decision and those that this decision was forced on them
- The men who will never meet their child due to an abortion
- The hearts of the people to change and for there to be a respect and a love for life.
- The government officials to have a respect for life.
- Godly people to be elected into government positions.
For those of you who have already had an abortion:
You are loved. You have not been disqualified from the love of God. Know that there are prayers going up for you today.
Lord, You hear the silent cries of millions. From the innocent who have already lost their voices, to those grieving and silently suffering. Let the hurting feel your love and your peace today. Call this nation back to you. Amen.