Ephesians 1:4 (NKJV) states:
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”
The Passion Translation says:
“And He chose us to be His very own,
joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe!
Because of His great love, He ordained us,
so that we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence.”
What a wonderful revelation we have in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians — that the Lord chose every believer in Jesus to be His very own — not when we measured up by our good works, not when we became anything — but before He created the universe! That is incredible — He knew that we as humanity would fall and be lost forever, so He in His great love ordained us, marked us with His love! He predestined us and set us apart to be seen as Holy in His eyes!
The issue of abortion is a multifaceted tragedy that can overwhelm us and lock us into guilt, shame, and a never-ending loop of asking God for the same things. We are invited to draw near, to go into the secret place, and ask the Father who sees in secret, and He will reward us.
Today we look into the eyes of the One Who sees us as Holy — Jesus is the Lamb Who was slain before the foundation of the world, and He together with Our Father and Holy Spirit see us right now in an unstained innocence. We ask for understanding and courage to believe the word of God. Let us worship the Lord and put on the garment of praise today, and let His holy angels release us from the places we may be captive to grief, guilt and the legalistic spirit who lies to us, saying it’s not enough!
Let us Pray:
Holy Jesus and Heavenly Father, by Your Holy Spirit in us, we receive the freedom and joy of being set free today from every form of guilt, shame and bondage to lying spirits — we receive a fresh garment of praise, and we intentionally agree with Your promise that You see us, Your Church, as holy, blameless with unstained innocence. Thank You that we are free to take our place to run with You in the battle to save the unborn in our nation!
Lord, we choose to say yes to learning from You, how to be strategic and effective to turn the tide of abortion in our nation. Lord, thank You for Your Holy zeal to lead us in fighting for justice for those who have no power and no voice!
Lord, today we ask for a great rescue of the unborn that are scheduled to be destroyed through abortion! Lord, turn the hearts of the parents to say no and to choose life for their offspring. Send Your Holy army to reach out to the ones who need help in this decision.
Lord, release us to be compassionate and willing to do our part together as Your holy habitation — a place of refuge. Give us great discernment and good boundaries, to run and rest — together with You, so we do not grow weary or faint. Renew the zeal for Your House in us Your Holy Ones.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Abundant grace to you as we continue in prayer and fasting according to Mark 9:29 ~
He answered them, “This type of powerful spirit can only be cast out by fasting and prayer.”
Points for Prayer ~ pray for:
- South Australia’s Lower House politicians, that they be infused with truth and light for the sanctity of life – even of the unborn. Pray for a majority to vote no to this bill and take courage to defeat the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 early this year!
- Those on the frontline preparing for the Walk for Life, February 6th 2021 in Adelaide, South Australia, for volunteers and marshalls, for no COVID before, during or after it.
- For our future generations to be rescued from the horror of death through abortion!
Let the spirit of adoption enter the hearts of those considering abortion,
to carry to full term and save their child’s life.
- For greater numbers of believers in Jesus all over Australia and the South Pacific region to awaken to the battle and stand for life — to rise up in wisdom and courage to take action needed and speak for the voiceless.
- For the church to become a haven of hope and help for those with unplanned pregnancies.
To send the intended influential message to our politicians
that South Australians DO NOT want legalised abortion up to birth,
we need thousands of people on the WALK for LIFE!
It will take each of us to SPREAD THE WORD through all our networks!
The team at the Canberra Declaration are partnering with Love Adelaide’s call for 37 Days of Prayer & Fasting in asking God for the defeat of this horrific SA abortion to birth legislation that will be voted on in February 2021. We are doing this by calling for 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting from 1 – 21 January 2021. (Feel free to join them for the full 37 Days should you so wish.)
We are also adding some very specific prayer requests over and above the defeat of this horrific anti-LIFE legislation in SA. Join with us as we believe for breakthrough for these key prayer points. Feel free to add your own prayer requests for friends and family, your church and your local community as you feel led. Join us each night of the 21 days at 8pm (AEDT, NSW, Vic, Tas time) in Zoom Room 776881184.
- A revelation for Australians of Jesus Christ and Him crucified
- The defeat of South Australia’s Abortion Legalisation Bill
- The defeat of Victoria’s “Change or Suppression” Bill
- Integrity and justice in the U.S. election process