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Devotional for Preparation, February 12, 2013
Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life board of directors
For Gods blessing upon the coming 40
Days for Life campaign.
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 forgive their sin and
heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Not unlike Gods chosen people of Israel,
we must humble ourselves, pray,
seek His face, and turn from our wicked
ways, if we expect God to hear from
heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our
land. The need for repentance has not
been greater since the Supreme Court
decision ofRoe v. Wade in 1973.
The number one cause of death in
America is the needless sacrifice of our
children at the altar of convenience
called abortion. Conservative estimates
put the number of deaths at nearly 55
And lest we think this is an issue outside
the church walls, 43 percent of
women obtaining abortions identify
themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent
identify themselves as Catholic.
One in four women has at least one
abortion by the age of 45 both non-
Christian and Christian alike. Where
was the voice of Truth the church?
Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries,
Inc. sums up the issue best as she
writes, We (the church) have been an
unintentional accomplice to the millions
of lives lost and to the multiplied
millions of lives devastated by abortion.
We didnt want them to abort. We
didnt mean for them to abort. But,because
of our lack of knowledge, because
of our fear, we have continued to
stand by and do nothing.
We, Gods hands and feet in this dark
and hurting world, have been unintentional,
but an accomplice nonetheless.
May today mark the beginning of
change within the church, as Gods
people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.
Heavenly Father, we have turned our
backs on you and your principles in
your Word. We have allowed man to
usurp Your role as God over life and
the number of our days.
But we come to you in brokenness and
repentance over our sin.
We cry out for Your mercy and ask you
to remove the scourge of abortion from
our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord,
to bring the light of Your Truth to our
nation once again. Because of Christ we