PRAYER AGENDA: February 2020
PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have a prayer request, please text me at any time, day or night, and I will call or text. Please text first: Kathleen McCardel 804-484-0195
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms.
VA LEGISLATURE: HB 980; SB733
Today, January 29, 2020, the lieutenant governor broke the tie to pass SB 733. Pro- abortion Democrats have stripped a bill that was designed to give women the information they need to make an informed decision regarding abortion: the types of abortions and risks , including a 24-hour waiting period and access to an ultrasound. In September, 2019, Judge Henry upheld the requirements and stated none of these requirements were burdensome. His ruling no longer stands.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
Heavenly Father, as churches we have not lived your Word as we should have. As a nation we have ignored your Word. We are a sinful people. We have perverted your law and made good what you call evil. We are proud in our sin. We come to you today and ask for forgiveness for our complacency, our compromising, and our conforming to this culture of death. Forgive us.
We love you, Father. We ask that you bring Planned Parenthood to truly nurture parents by not taking the lives of future parents in the womb. We ask that they would see, along with our nation, that killing children is not an acceptable solution to a crisis pregnancy. You are God and you can make a way. Lift the veil of deception from our nations’ eyes. May your name be honored. May Christ be exalted. May the Gospel advance in our country. In Jesus name.
I Timothy 2: 1-2
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness
PRAYER FOR: THE BORN-ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT (H.R. 962)
Speaker Pelosi has stopped a vote on this bill 80 times. This bill would require that appropriate medical care be given to any child who survived an attempted abortion and that the child be transported and admitted to a hospital. Abortionists who violate these requirements would be subject to criminal penalties.
Remember Gov. Northam: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the doctor desired. And a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” (I have a list of names of babies that have survived)!
Pray that a bipartisan coalition of 218 members will sign a “discharge petition”, which would bypass the Speaker and force a vote. Pray that the public would become informed and put pressure on legislators to vote for this bill. Pray for our legislators to realize that any baby who survives a failed abortion should be given the same medical treatment as any baby born prematurely at the same age.
Philippians 2: 1-2
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
PRAYER FOR PRO LIFE ADVOCATES: 40 Days For Life Feb 26 – Apr 5 SPRING 2020
Father, help us neither to despair nor to retreat in the face of this evil. Give us Holy Boldness, wisdom and perseverance. Give us compassion and love as we advocate for the unborn- in our communities and among nations. . .. as we seek to care for those whose lives have been marked by abortions, whether victims or agents. Only the Gospel can bring healing. Only the Gospel can cause an abortionist to become a warrior for justice and mercy. We petition you for Godly men and women to stand and pray as men and women enter these facilities. We pray for safety for those standing up for life. We pray for Godly men and women to come alongside families facing poverty and difficult decisions. Give them Godly counsel to choose life. May they walk with men and women in crisis pregnancies to support and encourage them throughout the pregnancy and beyond. Raise up loving Godly families to adopt.
But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like angels, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint
PRAYER FOR THE MARCH FOR LIFE Richmond, VA FEBRUARY 13
This is an historic time in the pro- life movement. Virginia had its first March For Life in 2019 and over 6,500 people attended. Pray for an outstanding rate of participation in DC. Pray that those attending will be controlled and peaceful. Help them to demonstrate compassion and wisdom. Pray for protection. Pray that the media will allow honest coverage. Pray that the weather conditions will be favorable. Pray for the speakers to be Holy Spirit filled. Pray for hearts to be softened, to hear the message, for lives to be changed. Thank you Father for the 225,000 (estimated) people that walked for life in DC in January, 2020. We are grateful for all the churches and thousands of young people that attended. Thank you for a president that stands for life. We beseech you to protect him, guide him, give him courage and wisdom.
Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you; I will uphold you with My righteous hand.
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH:
Pray for pastors to be strong in the face of pressure to preach what is popular instead of what is Holy Spirit imbued. Pray for church leaders to be above reproach, not to yield to temptation, complacency, idols and worldliness. Pray that its people would grow in being distinct from the world in love, holiness, unity, even as it engages with outsiders. Pray for courage – as they speak for life. Pray for protection. Pray for compassion and generosity for those who face a crisis pregnancy and may be alone. Pray for compassion for those who have been affected by abortion. Pray for volunteers to be faithful in serving where God leads them in the struggle for life. Pray that the church would be a light in the midst of darkness, sharing the Gospel.
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life and your descendants might live!
PRAY FOR FATHERS
Pray for changed hearts, receptive to the Gospel. Pray for the desire to put the mothers and child’s needs above their convenience and comfort. Pray for a desire to protect and meet the needs of the children’s lives as he is able to, and trust God for the rest. Pray for courage and determination for life. Pray for a willingness to seek help and accept help from Christian agencies and communities. Pray for healing of past hurts and regrets that may interfere with Godly parenting. Pray for healing for fathers affected by abortion. Pray for men of God to come alongside fathers to mentor and encourage them.
Psalm 103: 13
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
PRAY FOR MOTHERS
Pray for changed hearts, receptive to the Gospel. Pray for the desire to put the babies’ needs above their convenience and comfort. Pray for a desire to protect the child growing within her, the sanctity of life. Pray for those who are alone and afraid. Pray for mothers to be supported by people who love them and their baby. Pray for courage and wisdom to find the resources necessary to support them. Pray for Christians to reach out in love and generosity. Pray for someone to come alongside mothers to mentor and encourage them.
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.