Skip to comments.40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 4 - Pray to Restore America to a Culture of Life!
Posted on 02/20/2010 12:48:05 PM PST by Faith
"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters... and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. (See Psalm 106:37-43)
Pray that we each will daily put on the full armor of God, so that we are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
- Ephesians 6:12-13
REFLECTION - by Carmen Pate, Point of View
I am confounded to see how the battle over the issue of life is perceived more often in churches today as political rather than spiritual. Ironically, the enemy has used this twisted perception to silence many in the body of Christ. We must see the battle for what it is and if we are to be prepared to face the spiritual enemy on the issue of abortion, we must daily "put on" the armor God has given us:
* Gird your waist with Truth (vs. 14) - Commit your emotions to believe truth and to speak truth, regardless of the repercussions. * Put on the breastplate of Righteousness (vs. 14) -It will protect our hearts - the innermost springs of our beings - from all unrighteousness so evident in this fallen world. * Shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace. (vs. 15) -Preparation is vital if we are to be effective in God's work. * Taking the shield of faith (vs.16) - The Accuser will instill doubt, fear, and guilt. Faith acts as an invisible shield that deflects such false accusations. * Taking the Helmet of salvation (vs.17) - A helmet protects the head, the brain and in turn our mind and thoughts. Satan hopes we will set aside divine revelation for human reasoning. * Taking the sword of the Spirit (vs.17) - The Word of God, the only offensive weapon in this armor, was used by the Lord Jesus against Satan. The living Word is powerful and effective.
Our armor is complete. We are ready to wage war, and the next verse tells us how, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit." (vs.18)
Dear Lord, as you lead us into the spiritual battle of abortion may we be reminded that the battle is truly Yours. We thank you for equipping us with Your armor. Lead us daily to put it on! Thank you for allowing us to serve under your command, and for hearing our requests for direction and protection. Thank you for the victory that is ours because of Your Son Jesus, amen.
Your Word warns us of Your great displeasure with hands that shed innocent blood. In Your image each child has been made, and not one has ever been created except by Your perfect will. As we remember always that You are the Author and Giver of life, may we defend these precious innocents before You so that they may fulfill every one of Your good purposes for their lives. In the Blessed Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
we ask You to move on the hearts of those who now possess a conscience that has been seared as with an iron. we pray that they will come to salvation by the blood of the Lamb of God and then will see the horrible sin of abortion for what it really is.
we pray for mercy for the unborn and may the blood lust of satan and all his demons be stopped forever in the Name of Jesus....amen
youre welcome and God bless you
Regarding the fasting mentioned— what do the organizers have in mind? Is it like Catholic Lenten Fridays, where adults eat two small meals and one normal meal? Or is there some other type of fast?
Fasting is personally tailored to meet your individual situation. It does not have to involve food. Some people give up an hour of TV each day; others cut down on computer networking time. Some may give up a certain meal or specific foods. Some may decide to awaken an hour early to pray. The general idea is to substitute an ordinary activity with time for prayer instead.
'Sing Him a New Song.
Sing His Praises, all His People.' (Ps.149:1)