Speak Up!

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8-9

This is not what most people think of when they see Proverbs 31. The bulk of this chapter deals with The Wife of Noble Character and it is why it is famous. When I read verse eight, it screams out at me regarding the Pro-Life issue and the Culture of Death we are forced to deal with in the United States. As the new President settles into office, many view him as the most Pro-Abortion President we’ve ever had, and for that alone he is to be feared. Nobody knows what he will do, though we have his voting history to draw upon.

As you read this, it is January 22nd, the day made infamous in 1973 by the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. President Obama has made it clear in his previous votes in the Illinois Senate and in the United States Senate that the unborn do not have the right to be defended (he voted against banning partial-birth abortion in 2007). In 2005-2008 he had a 100% rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League, and a 0% rating from the National Right to Life committee in 2006. He is certainly not a friend to “those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Lord Jesus, I pray today for the unborn, for those who cannot defend themselves. I don’t know how we’ve come to this place where we think that one who is forming inside a woman’s womb is a lump of tissue, but help us Lord to expose that dishonesty.

I pray against the radicals who think nothing of destroying these innocents and calling it a “choice.” Open their eyes, Lord, let them see the atrocities they are committing in the name of “choice.”

Open the eyes of the abortion doctors and help them to drop to their knees over what they’ve been doing to those who cannot defend themselves. You alone can help them to see the error of their ways. Open their eyes, Lord Jesus. Open their eyes.

Lord, this is an issue that defies logic and common sense, and goes deep down to our spiritual core, but millions are deceived and need their eyes opened. Only you can open their eyes, only you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

2 responses to “Speak Up!”

  1. Thanks for a really remarkable post today! May eyes and ears be opened indeed! Here is a link to a wonderful picture of a baby sleeping in a hand. http://r3publican.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/gift-of-god-remembering-january-22nd-prayerfully/
    We must provide safe hands to hold these little ones even as we are safe when in His hands. God have mercy on us all and open our eyes that we might see even as He sees and weep for what we have done and yes turn from our wicked ways even NOW!

  2. This is an issue all Christians need to be contiually praying about. Thanks for this devotion.

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