I was a puddle of tears on the floor about a month ago. Finally feeling, finally letting go of the walls, and finally letting the tears flow down my cheeks.
Weeping over the great tragedy of abortion in our generation. Weeping over the 881,000 babies killed in the womb in America just in 2017 and the millions upon millions killed over the last decade. Weeping over the seduction of this age that speaks in the ears of women and men to pursue the ending of a pregnancy - a LIFE.
You might think I am over reacting. You might say, “Bunni, there are so many important issues out there.” But really- there is not.
Our silence is killing us. Our complacency and unfeeling hearts are killing our national conscience.
We have a gnawing knot in our stomach when we read a story on abortion, when we see another statistic, and when we read about the new laws passed in New York or Illinois. We think to ourselves - we should be bothered. The pink lights on the top of the World Trade Center celebrating the new law passed in NY that gives access to abortion through the 3rd trimester- should bother us.
This tragedy of life lost in the womb in our nation should make us weep, but we can’t - because our hearts are so numb to it all. It is just another story line, news crisis, or issue that demands our attention where we feel helpless and powerless to do anything about it.
Over this last month - this thought kept pounding through my heart - IT IS A TIME TO WEEP.
“A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4
Let’s pray this prayer together and ask God for tears, for a heart that feels, and a cry that will change our lives and the future of our nation.
Here is my written prayer on 1/24/19. Please pray it with me.
Oh that we would fear the Lord
That we would see You truly as You are
High and lifted up
Forgive the people of New York
But us as well
That we don’t stand up and protect human life
At EVERY stage of growth in the womb
That we don’t esteem the creation of God
The God breathed soul
As something to be valued and cherished
Forgive us for destroying
our future generations
by murdering the unborn
God, raise us up as warriors to step up
For the unborn at EVERY stage of development and with every weakness
And that we would be mothers and fathers
of a generation who are born
who need a moral compass,
A hand up of compassion
Relief from terror, oppression, and injustice
Let us be a people who values LIFE
in our beautiful nation in the years to come
Let us serve the Lord with fear
And rejoice with trembling
Putting our trust firmly in You
Jesus, You are the Son of God
This weekend there is a day of mourning being called in New York. Check it out!
Plug into a pro-life activism group, support the crisis pregnancy center near you, talk to young people about this issue, and keep crying out for new manna to keep in the fight for LIFE. We will not stop.