Those Involved in Abortion
Through our ministry, a dear child of God shared with us the following Scriptures, which continue to bring her through periods of grief and sorrow. God’s grace and love have proven to be the balm necessary for healing the emotional pain incurred by an act that cannot be reversed. The memory of the decision will never be erased. Reminders are all around — at church, in the media and in everyday life.
The prayer as written has a two-fold application: (1) for a people — a nation — who has permitted the legalization of abortion on demand; (2) for both the man and woman involved in the decision-making process. During moments of intercession for women and men who are dealing with past mistakes, we have identified with them in their pain. God’s Word is the medicine that heals and the salvation of souls.
Father, in the name of Jesus, forgive us as a nation for disregarding the sanctity of life. We recognize that each
1 This prayer can also be prayed in the singular “I” form by the individual person involved in abortion.
person is uniquely created by You, Lord — marvelously made! You know each one inside and out, You know every bone in the body. You know exactly how we are made, bit by bit, how we are sculpted from nothing into something. 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.
Father, each of us is an open book to You; even from a distance, You know what we are thinking. We are never out of Your sight. When we look back, we realize that You were there. You were present when we put to death the being/beings to whom You gave life.
Lord, we repent of our sin and the sin of our nation. Be merciful unto us, O Lord. We ask Your forgiveness, and You are faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Unless Your law had been our delight, we would have perished in our affliction. We will never forget Your precepts, [how can we?] for it is by them You have quickened us (granted us life).
We are ready to halt and fall; our pain and sorrow are continually before us. For we do confess our guilt and iniquity; we are filled with sorrow for our sin.
So [instead of further rebuke, now] we desire rather to turn and be [graciously] forgiven and comforted and encouraged to keep us from being overwhelmed by excessive sorrow and despair.
We look to Jesus as our Savior and Consolation and welcome His peace and completeness to our souls. We cannot bring our child/children back again; we shall go to them; they will not return to us.
We are awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
In His name we pray, amen.
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the Prayers for the Needs and Concerns of Marriage Partners and Heads of Households to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition.
Psalm 119:92,93 amp
2 Corinthians 2:7 amp
Psalm 38:17,18 amp 2 Samuel 12:23 amp
Psalm 139:2-5 message Titus 2:13 amp
1 John 1:9
© 2014 Word Ministries, Inc.