Often we hear from women who carry the guilt and condemnation of a decision they made many years ago. Too often rather than being a solution, the decision to terminate a pregnancy becomes the moment of unresolved grief. But when any one of His children repents, God is faithful — God is just — and God forgives.

Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask You to forgive the sin of our nation for disregarding the sanctity of life, and sanctioning abortion. We recognize that You uniquely create each person, Lord – each one is marvelously made! You know each one inside and out, You know every bone in the body. All the stages of a life are spread out before You, and the days are prepared before a child even lives one day. Since we now see clearly, we value the life You give. Lord, we repent of our sin and the sin of our nation. Be merciful unto us, O Lord. We ask Your forgiveness knowing that You are faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Amen. (Those Involved in Abortion, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Scripture Meditation: Psalm 139 Message; 1 John 1:9