Thursday, March 8, 2012

40 Days for Life

"Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy."
Proverbs 31: 9 (NAS)

"40 Days for Life" is a pro-life campaign that began in Texas in 2004. Its purpose is to bring the body of Christ together for 40 days of prayer and fasting, and peaceful vigil outside abortion clinics. Campaigns are held in the spring and fall across the United States and in many nations. The 2012 spring campaign began February 22 and continues through April 1.

It was during the 2009 fall campaign, that Abby Johnson left her position as Planned Parenthood clinic director to join "Coalition for Life." She is now a pro-life advocate, speaker, and author of Unplanned. Her story is a powerful testimony of the amazing love, grace, forgiveness, and healing that Jesus Christ extends to all. Her story reconfirmed to me that our God does indeed have a plan and purpose for every individual, and that He hears the prayers of His children. We must stand firm and trust Him until every single cry of our heart is answered!

Below is a prayer that we prayed corporately at "The Response"  meeting in Houston, TX (August 2011).

"Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins
and the sins of my nation.
God end abortion, and send revival to America."

And we, as praying grandmothers,  add..."Send revival to every nation."

During these 40 days, join us as we pray for:

  • Provision of workers and resources for crisis pregnancy centers and other pro-life ministries (Lk. 10:2Phil. 4:19 ; and for workers to demonstrate God's love in all they do (1 Cor. 13: 1- 8). 
  • Those tempted by abortion to be drawn to crisis pregnancy centers. (Ps. 1: 1- 3; Ps. 121: 1-2 ).
  • Post-abortive men and women who suffer physical and emotional consequences, and to find love, peace, healing, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Ps. 34:18; Ps. 147: 3; Mt. 5:4; 1 Jn. 1:9).
  • National revival; awakening to all believers to the truth about abortion. (2 Chr. 7:14; Prov. 14:34).

Thanks for praying with us! We know our God in heaven hears!

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