for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139: 13-16
Let us pray that all mankind will acknowledge that God has made us, we have not made ourselves! Father in heaven, we thank You that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”! That Your eyes were on us before we were formed and that You cared enough to plan our days before they began. We thank You that you are bigger and greater than we can imagine. Thank you that Your love is immeasurable to towards. We are grateful and honor Your name.
2. Prayer for Our Judges and Pastors
“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who by Myself spread out the earth,” Isaiah 44:24
Lord you have placed our leaders in their positions to serve Your purposes. We ask that our judges honor life from conception to natural death. In the upcoming court case in Louisiana, June Medical Services v Russo, we ask that this case uphold the need for abortion clinics to have their medical staff required to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 minutes of abortion clinics for patient safety. We ask that Roe vs Wade be overturned, expediently, with court judges who will honor life and iron clad case presentation that will withstand any further assault for it’s reinstatement.
We pray for our pastors who support abortion. Father we forgive them for they know not what they do. We ask you to forgive them and to enlighten their hearts and minds to value life.
3. Prayer for Mothers and Fathers to Value Life
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127: 3
Let us pray that fathers and mothers will see it as an honor to be able to procreate, to be a co-creator with God to people the earth! May the privilege of bringing children up be revered and a source of praise and thanksgiving. That parents will know that the Lord is blessing them with the presence of children and trusting them with treasures. Let us pray for the unmarried who are expecting and who have children: strengthen these parents to fulfill their duties towards their children; show them the way to go to provide for and to be present to their children; let them take this responsibility seriously and embrace the sacrifices that are involved. May they know that You are with them to see them through!
4. Prayer for Richmond Medical Center for Women – Blvd Clinic
“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” Proverbs 24: 11
We pray for Dr. Fitzhugh’s Richmond Medical Center for Women on Arthur Ashe Blvd. We repent for the deaths that have occurred at this clinic and we know the blood cries out to You! We ask Your forgiveness and to help us prevent any other lives from being taken at this location and around our state. We ask You, Lord to send Your Spirit of truth to convict abortionist Dr. Fitzhugh of the value of life; that he will become an advocate for life. We speak LIFE over this clinic, in Jesus’ name.
5. Prayer for Teachers of Sexual Behavior
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” Hebrews 13:4
We repent for tolerating and teaching sexual impurity and perversion. We ask Your forgiveness and for Your help to teach Your ways. Raise up the church and teachers who are bold and will teach sexual purity and the value of sex in the context of marriage. We ask You to show us how to love the sinner and not the sin, to offer hope to those caught in sexual perversions and addictions.
6. Prayer for an End to Euthanasia
“No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.”
Father we repent that our country has 8 states that allow people to medically terminate their lives! Forgive us for devaluing life and for playing “god”. We ask you to stay this practice; let it be withdrawn in those 8 states (and Washington D.C.) and do not let it proceed any further! Help us to grow in compassion for those who are suffering and to learn the value of suffering, for Jesus suffered on the cross for us!