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©2013 40 Days for Life www.40daysforlife.com

Devotional for Preparation, February 12, 2013

Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life board of directors

Intention:

For God’s blessing upon the coming 40

Days for Life campaign.

Scripture:

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

Reflection:

Not unlike God’s 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 of Roe 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

million.

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 didn’t want them to abort. We

didn’t 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, God’s hands and feet in this dark

and hurting world, have been unintentional,

unknowledgeable accomplice,

but an accomplice nonetheless.”

May today mark the beginning of

change within the church, as God’s

people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.

Prayer:

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

pray, amen.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 4:57:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Disappointing that the Daily Devotionals have gone to a pdf format.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 8:06:19 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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