We must stand in the gap for our unborn children.
Open your mouth for the speechless. In the cause of all who are appointed to die, open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the needy.
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.
Let us stand in the gap to pray for mercy for this sin in our nation. The Psalmist asks,
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the works of iniquity? … Shall the throne of iniquity which devises evil by law have fellowship with you? They gather together against the life of the righteous and condemn innocent blood.”
— Psalm 94:16, 20-21
Let us repent for our failure to pray for our lawmakers, our politicians and judiciary. For failing to encourage those who have been brave enough to stand up for righteousness. For failing to use the keys of authority God has given us to bind and loose, to allow and disallow, to put a “stop” sign up in the heavenlies against the strategies of the wicked one.
God has called His church to rule and reign in the heavenlies; to declare His truth and His Word. The church must use her position of authority to pray for change in our nation.
Hear the words of the prophet Joel:
“‘Now therefore,’ says the Lord, ‘Turn to Me with all Your heart; with fasting, with weeping and with mourning. So rend Your heart and not Your garments… Weep between the porch and the altar. Let them say, ‘spare Your people, O Lord’.’”
— Joel 2:12, 17
Let us bring forth the wisdom of God for this season and hour in our nation using the keys He has given us: the name of Jesus; the blood of Jesus; and the Word of God.
Father, we repent where we have failed to protect our unborn children; where we have allowed this sin to be a reproach to our nation. Father, we ask for Your mercy for allowing these laws to exist.
Lord, we pray that You raise up leaders who will be a voice for the voiceless: politicians, lawyers and activists who will be catalysts for change. May the voice of many intercessors cry out for mercy and grace. Let a tidal wave of repentance wash over the conscience of our nation. Let this sin not be a reproach to this nation, and may life be cherished, defended and brought forth.
Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children as they hear the cry of the unborn. Raise up an army of protectors of the innocents.
We pray that many would open their mouths in prayer and intercession for the speechless. We pray for every woman considering aborting her child. We bind every evil agenda from influencing her. May she encounter support and godly counsel to choose life. Father, hear the voice of Your church as we cry out for mercy and life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer Points for October 2020
1. Pray for a Breakthrough for LIFE, specifically an end to abortion and euthanasia in our nation. Exodus 20:13
2. Pray for a Breakthrough for INDIGENOUS LIFE, specifically an end to high youth suicide and premature death due to ill health. 3 John 1:2
3. Pray for new POLITICIANS for LIFE, especially pray for the upcoming elections in Queensland (31st October), ACT (17th October) + USA (3 November) & New Zealand (17 October). Proverbs 29:2
4. Pray for the Revitalisation of SPIRITUAL LIFE, namely repentance, renewal & transformation, that our nation might return to God. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Rev Margaret Court, founded and established, and is the Senior Minister of Victory Life Centre Inc Perth, WA. Margaret is a woman of international renown, not only for her unsurpassed feats (62 Grand Slam Titles) in the world of professional tennis, but also for her strong and powerful Christian witness. Her strong and anointed leadership centres around truth, integrity and righteousness, which she feels must return to the church before they will be seen in the world. Having a great love for God, nothing motivates her more than to be instrumental in winning the lost to Jesus.
We invite you to join the daily 1-hour Zoom video National Prayer Call every night:
DATES: 1st– 31st October 2020
TIME: 8pm-9pm AEST
ZOOM URL LINK: https://zoom.us/j/776881184
ZOOM MEETING ID: 776881184
See Zoom tutorial here.
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