PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE!!
Heavenly Father, we pray for the Presidential Debate tonight. Lord, we pray clarity in the message. As millions of potential voters tune in to hear candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate, we pray for the moderator to stay impartial, we pray for issues to be highlighted, and personal attacks to be minimalized. We pray for truth to be revealed and for clear leadership and vision to be revealed. More than anything we pray mercy on our nation and for both candidates to have a true encounter with you. May you surround them both with men and women who speak your truth and draw wisdom from your counsel. In Jesus Name, AMEN.
PRAY FOR AMERICA
CALL FOR PRAYER WALKS TO SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION
A national coalition of leaders is calling for a second round of prayer walking the nation for 40 days leading up to the elections. This group includes Dick Eastman, president of Every Home for Christ; Dave Butts of the National Prayer Committee; Lisa Crump of the National Day of Prayer; Ed Silvoso; David Thompson of Harvest Evangelism; John Robb of the International Prayer Coalition; Dutch Sheets; Lou Engle; Mike and Cindy Jacobs; and others. The event begins Sept. 30 and goes through Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.
The need to see the United States covered in prayer is extensive. We are clearly a nation in trouble. A battered economy, political divisiveness, the culture wars, racial uneasiness and a sidelined church provide the dry tinder for an inflammatory national election in November. Many stake their hopes or fears on the outcome.
While believing in and encouraging the importance of exercising our right to vote, we also call the Christian church in America to do that which is even more critical in these days … to pray! The seriousness of our day requires an intensity of prayer that is unprecedented. This is why the As One is calling for 40 days and nights of unrelenting intercession on behalf of our nation, including prayer walking our neighborhoods.
(Source – Charisma News)
As the Lord leads, please pray:
Revival in the church – Pray that another Great Awakening would sweep across America as the Lord’s people humble themselves in repentance and prayer. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron.7:14).
A standard of righteousness to be raised over this nation – “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Prov. 14:34).
God to intervene in the elections – This is not a partisan or political effort but a plea to bring God into a process that desperately needs His wisdom and direction. “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go” (Is. 48:17).
PRAY FOR LIFE
ABORTION FACTS in 2016
Abortions rose quickly and topped the million a year mark in 1975 and hit an annual 1.5 million in 1980. They peaked at 1.6 million in 1990, but began dropping in subsequent years. After appearing to level off around 1.2 million in the mid 2000s, the most recent national reports shows the annual total back down to just over one million, and declining abortion rates and ratios show that this is not merely a statistical anomaly.
National Right to Life now estimates, based on these data from the Guttmacher Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), that the total number of abortions since 1973 has reached 58,586,256. New Data from the CDC Figures released in November 2015 by the CDC show that the number of abortions are continuing to drop–by an additional 4.2% in 2012.
That means more than 31,000 fewer abortions in just one year’s time. Abortion rates and ratios, which are very helpful for understanding the background, also continued to show declines.
Conclusion? More and more women are rejecting abortion as a solution to unexpected pregnancy
What the numbers tell us–
Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy. That there are fewer than there have been for nearly forty years is good news, but that there are still so many is an indication there is much work yet to be done. The latest statistics from the CDC strongly suggest we have been very successful in reducing the prevalence of abortion among teenagers. This is encouraging, and not just because of the lives saved.
Millennials are more pro life than any other generation since Roe V Wade.Observing data over the long term, this would suggest a generational shift in attitudes and actions surrounding abortion–that is, that a woman will be less likely to abort not only in her teen years, but also as she grows older.
Minorities are targeted by the abortion industry. Abortion rates are still uneven when it comes to race and ethnicity.Abortion rates have fallen across the board, but black and Hispanic women are still considerably more likely to abort than their white counterparts. More pro-life outreach clearly needs to be done to these minority communities.
Repeat abortions are too common. Abortion too often appears to have become accepted in some quarters, with nearly half of abortions being repeat abortions. Moreover too many mothers to already-born children are turning to abortion rather than giving birth to another child. The availability and awareness of realistic alternatives to abortion are critical to these communities.
Chemical abortions are on the rise, with more women aborting earlier and using chemical methods. Abortion center are big boosters of chemical abortifacients because it enables them to expand their abortion business at minimal cost and effort. But, as noted, they do not make abortion safer for women and certainly do not make it safer for their unborn children.
That there are hundreds of thousands fewer abortions today than there were ten, or even twenty years ago is proof that pro-life education, legislation, and outreach make a difference. Keep informed, stay active, and expand the a outreach so that more and more lives are saved.
As the Lord leads, please pray:
For the data to continue to show a decline in abortion, until it is no longer an acceptable alternative to life
For the millennial generation to become the generation that sees abortion ended in America
For pro life education to flourish in its influence and outreach
For women who have had abortions to find healing and strength in the church
For stricter legislation passed that limits and bans chemical abortions
For God to end abortion and send revival to America