Pro-Life Prayer: A Response to Surprising Injustice

Share:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email
A newborn baby girl smiles as she is blessed with a pro-life prayer.
The most significant action we can take to further the pro-life movement is to cover our nation, and one another, in prayer.

When our nation is torn with political issues that leave countless people in need, no matter our political or financial status, we can always empower one another through pro-life prayer.

When Sorrow Leads to Prayer

I have a strong suspicion that I reflect on my childhood more than the average person. I’m unsure why I have made my memories of my distant past such a valuable priority in my life. The sweet memories of my earlier days have always brought so much joy to the present moment. Of course, there are memories that bring the opposite of joy. Some memories strike shame and sorrow. 

For me, certain “surprises” throughout my past have immortalized particular memories. To name a few, I distinctly recall the surprise of having grandparents spontaneously show up at sports games. I remember performing abnormally well in my 4th-grade spelling bee, as well as my parents sitting me down with excitement to tell me I would be a big brother.

For whatever reason, the concept of a “surprise” usually indicates a joyful memory. However, as we have all experienced in this broken world, there are negative surprises that startle us in our routine. When I was in elementary school, I remember attending a civil rights museum in Dallas, Texas. As I walked through the museum next to my best friend, who was African American, my eyes opened to the horrors of our long, violent history.

I was surprised.

As a young, pro-life advocate who believed in the power of prayer, I began to pray over our nation. I remember feeling the world’s weight on my shoulders and a distinct illness crash over me as I contemplated evil. My prayers were for that of our nation and that all people in it would be treated with kindness. The eye-opening surprise of evil drove me to sorrow and intercession.

Abortion and Pro-Life Prayer

Today, as a 22-year-old man, I reflect on our world filled with great fear and anguish. And I can genuinely say, when I see and hear the celebration of abortion in our land, I am surprised. Consequently, I feel the same feeling I did as I walked through the civil rights museum as a young child: heavy, burdened, angry. Most of all, when I reflect on the injustice of abortion, I am drawn to pro-life prayer, to commune with Jesus and plead that He brings healing to fearful women and vulnerable children.

So, I pray. I pray with others who are passionate about seeing Jesus bring healing to our fallen world. When praying, I join with my church, my coworkers, my family and my friends.

MLK's Prayer

Martin Luther King Jr., being perhaps the most influential leader throughout the civil rights movement, profoundly prayed the following words unto the Lord in the height of profound injustice: 

“O God, we thank Thee for Thy Church, founded upon Thy Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon Thee… Help us to realize that man was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity. Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace, help us to walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children, Black, White, Red, and Yellow, will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the kingdom of our Lord and of our God, we pray. Amen.”

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Prayer was that the world would wake up to see that we are all God’s children no matter our race, age or gender. We should pray the same prayer today, and we should pray over the injustice toward the unborn in our hour.

More Articles on Advocating with Love:

King David's Prayer

David consistently prayed honest prayers to God, released in times of sorrow and joy. In Psalm 12, David pens his prayer during Saul’s reign over Israel. During that particular moment, there was deep corruption in the courts and leadership of the Holy Land. David was a victim of this injustice, and he endured through honest, sincere and passionate prayer to God.

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.

2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
they flatter with their lips
but harbor deception in their hearts.

3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue—

4 those who say,
“By our tongues we will prevail;
our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

5 “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord.
“I will protect them from those who malign them.”

6 And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold[c] refined seven times.

7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,

8 who freely strut about
when what is vile is honored by the human race.

Join Us In Pro-Life Prayer

When we are surprised by evil, we must pray fervently like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and King David of Israel. Abortion is a horrific injustice, a wound on our nation that we can heal only with love and pro-life prayer.

Dynamic CTA Template Below

Your Teen Needs You Most of All

No parent of teens is perfect and even the best can learn how to better connect with their son or daughter. Get practical action steps to better connect with your teenager in 8 Essential Tips for Parenting Your Teen in this FREE video series!

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.
Emerson-Eggerich4-840w

Understand How to Respect and Love your Son Well

Why doesn’t my son listen to me? Have you ever asked that question? The truth is, how you see your son and talk to him has a significant effect on how he thinks and acts. That’s why we want to help you. In fact, we’ve created a free five-part video series called “Recognizing Your Son’s Need for Respect” that will help you understand how showing respect, rather than shaming and badgering, will serve to motivate and guide your son.

Reconnected: The Digital Experience

Is the love there, but not the spark? Reawaken fun in your marriage and move from roommates to soulmates again with the help of this 7-part online video experience. Learn how to connect emotionally and spiritually as husband and wife using techniques such as dreaming together and establishing deep, heartfelt communication. The Digital Experience includes 7 teaching videos, an online study guide and access to additional tools and resources to help spouses reconnect.

Next Steps: Marriage Assessment

We want your marriage to be thriving and healthy. Take the free Marriage Assessment from Focus on the Family to learn how to strengthen your bond with your spouse and get the tools to help you need to grow closer together. 

Next Steps: Fruit of the Spirit Devotionals for Couples

The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional is a free series of nine short videos to get you into God’s Word and inspire you to seek the Holy Spirit’s help in loving your spouse.

Share:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email

About the Author

Read More About:

You May Also Like

A Bible open on a wooden table with the title Abortion in the Bible.
Abortion

Abortion in the Bible

Tragically, abortion and infanticide were common practices in Bible times. The reasons for each were surprisingly diverse.

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Play Video

Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!