Did not He who made me in the womb make him?
And did not One fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15)
In Job 31, Job is not engaged in a defence of self-righteousness, but giving the testimony of a clear conscience. His three friends had argued with increasing vehemence that his great suffering was the result of his great sins. Job could not see that. As part of his testimony, he spoke of how he treated his servants.
What motivated him to be compassionate? One Roman Stoic advised: Sell worn-out oxen, blemished cattle… old tools, an old slave, a sickly slave, and whatever else is useless. Not so for Job. The God who made the great Man of the East made all creatures.
We were all once embryos! That unites us, one to the other. God made us all in the womb — the weak, the helpless, the unborn, the disabled, the slave, all of us. Therefore, let us be compassionate to all.
Our most gracious God, make us to know Your grace and compassion in our lives, and in turn be better able to reflect that grace and compassion in our dealings with others.
For a growing sense of what it means to be compassionate.
For laws that protect such life, especially with the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill in the federal parliament which seeks to protects babies born alive after attempted abortions.
For the Walk for Life in Adelaide on Saturday 10th February 2024.
For the cause of the unborn, and for Walks for Life, in all the states of Australia.
~ Rev Peter Barnes, Evangelicals for Life Sydney
Additional Prayer Points:
It is crucial for Australians to stand united and shout out for the Babies Born Alive through failed abortion to be given life-saving treatment and care and not left to die. Pray for the Senate to vote for the Babies Born Alive Bill. Senator Matt Canavan, Senator Ralph Babet and Senator Alex Antic have co-signed a bill to give babies born alive from abortion a right to life. No More Delay! Let this become a loud election issue for this government. Hear firsthand a midwife’s grief and a Born Alive after a failed abortion story.
Pray the Love Adelaide — Walk for Life 2024 on Feb 10th from 10am-12pm will grow in momentum to double last year — that nothing will hinder the church standing against legalised abortion, to add their strength and support to end the abortion crisis in our nation and beyond. Pray for health for everyone, especially the overseas guest speaker, doors of favour to open, more volunteers for the walk and the weather to be favourable.
We pray for every state and territory of Australia to recognise that every life is a gift from God — for the church to arise in the cause of defending life in the womb from the horror of abortion and come together to stand for life. For greater numbers to be in attendance at the “Walk for Life Adelaide” on 10 February 2024 and “March for Life” Brisbane — date TBA, Mackay “March for the Babies” October, “March for the Babies” Melbourne, Love Sydney Walk for Life — date TBA, Perth’s rally for Life in May, and for all Territories and States to join in and hold a Walk for Life in their city/region.
Even though every state in Australia has changed Legislation to allow abortion up to birth, we can all work together to change such legislation. It’s all about numbers — Pray that we unify and work together to make abortion unthinkable in Australia. Pray for the number of awakened righteous politicians and leaders in every sphere of influence to increase, and be empowered and emboldened to change the laws and influence this generation with the truth about abortion.
Ask for many more churches across the nation to be aware of the women in their midst who are suffering through having had an abortion. To have spiritual discernment to identify women with a crisis pregnancy who need the help, hope and love of Jesus to keep the baby or choose adoption into a loving home. That every church be a trusted place of mercy and compassion to be known and operating as Houses of Refuge for the unborn and families. For Hubs of Love to be established in every city and town in the nation.
‘And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.’ ~ Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
May God Bless you as you pray these 21 Days of Compassion and Mercy for the Unborn.
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