Fasting & Prayer for Revival: Sin of Abortion

Today we invite the people of God to join us in fasting and prayer for a revival in America. Beginning at 6 am we will be giving a focus area of prayer for each hour until 10 pm. Please join us each hour in prayer. Over the next four hours we are going to intercede on behalf of our nation for four specific sins. This hour we will repent of abortion.

4 pm Revival prayer focus:

This hour intercede in prayer for our nation for legalizing abortion for for the death of every unborn baby since abortion was made legal.

Revival begins with God’s people.

Abortion Statistics

In 1973 the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and the courts rules that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. In 1970, there were 193,491 abortions reported to the CDC. In 1990, there were 1,429,247. The CDC reports that in 2016 (the most recent data available) there 623,471 legal induced abortions. The majority of these occurred from women in their 20s. While that is the lowest number in years, that is still 623, 471 murdered unborn babies.

Israel was guilty of participating in idol worship that included child sacrifice. We are guilty of abortion. Whatever title you want to give it, we’re guilty of murder. And from 1970 through 2016 there have been a total of 46, 413,319 unborn babies killed by abortion.

Psalm 139:13 says, “For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” God is the giver of life, regardless of the circumstances. And murder by any means is still murder.

Daniel’s example

Daniel is an example for us to follow. He recognizes the sin of his nation led them into the captivity they were facing and He interceded in prayer for his nation. Daniel 9:2-6 says:

“I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled, we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.”

Interceding for America’s Sin of Abortion

Like Daniel, God’s people need to come together to pray, fast, repent, and intercede for the sins of our nation, including abortion and the 46,413,319 murdered babies. And since that last figures available from from 2016, that if that number continued at the same rate as 2016, it would bring the total to 47,017,665 by the end of 2019. How guilt America stands before God as the voices of these innocent babies cry out to him for justice.

God’s people need to intercede in prayer and fasting for America, but we also need to stand up for these unborn children and diligently work to overturn the ruling and save the lives of future babies. We are not here to debate when is abortion right and when is it wrong. We are simply saying that since God is the giver of life, we have no right to decide who lives and who does not and when we makes that decision on our own, we are guilty of murder. The longer we remain silent, the more babies are murdered. The longer we remain silent, the more guilt we carry as a nation and as God’s people who chose to sit on the sidelines and do nothing.

“The coming revival must begin with a great prayer revival. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundant revival will be first heard. An increase in the secret prayer of ministers and members will be the sure herald of blessing.” 

Andrew Murray

Join us in prayer:

O God, we come to you with the words of Daniel and intercede on behalf of America. You are Holy o Lord. You are the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands. We have sinned as a nation and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled against you. God, we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to the preachers who you set apart to preach your word. Further more, we, your people, or guilty for sitting on the sidelines while over 47 million babies have been murdered.

God, we repent. Our hearts are broken for each and every baby who’s lives were taken before they even saw the light of day. We acknowledge that you are the giver of life and as such it is only in your prerogative that life should be taken away. God, empower us to stand up for America’s unborn children and for You. Pave the way for the ruling that legalized abortion to be overturned.

Father, we are here. The people called by your name. Today, we come to you brokenhearted, acknowledging how we, your people, have allowed this nation to turn so far away from you. And today, we ask you to revive our hearts. Revive your Church. Revive our homes, families, and marriages. Move among us. We invite you to be Lord in each one of us.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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