Abortion


Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Heavenly Father,

I come before you brokenhearted and crushed in spirit for the innocent babies who have perished before they had a chance to draw breath.

I do not fear for their eternal state for I know your love for them and trust you will for their heavenly role.

I come before you to address the mothers and fathers who have chosen abortion and allowed the life of their unborn child to be taken.

I seek to see these parents as your might see them and ask that you aid me in directing the anger I hold for them to the hope of restoring their spiritual condition that was so endangered by this decision.

I ask that you speak to them, Lord, in whatever manner you choose to address their personal responsibility in that abortion decision.  Stay them from blaming others or circumstance to excuse themselves and bring to their heart the realization that the decision for the life of this child was their decision above all else.

Convict them and stir them to agree and confess to you the sin of what they have done and in doing so begin to reclaim that heart that seeks you and honors life.

Awaken the memories of that beating heart so that they may work through their denial and the deceit of those who counseled them.  Draw them close as they relive and repent of the negative feelings, attitudes and actions that allowed them to make this decision.

Help them, Savior, to put a face to their lost child and give them the heart to grant that unborn baby a name that they might never forget the worth of every life, including theirs.

Then provide for them that relative, counselor, pastor or friend who will be your agent in bring healing to their hearts and renewal to their spiritual lives.  Affirm to all that one life lost is enough and you desire their lives to be healed that they may one day speak to that child who never had the opportunity to speak to them.  AMEN

 

Having prayed this prayer…

Determine those in your circle of acquaintances who has experienced abortion and pray intently on their behalf. 

Ask the Lord to create a heart of compassion for them in you and those who can speak on His behalf in their lives.

Weep for and with them when the weight of their sin falls fully on their hearts.

Support them with a steady and steadfast love  that treats them with respect as a child of God.

Support the agencies and ministries that serve the unborn and their parents with your time, talents and treasure.