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“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galations 6:9
Father, I pray that we as a nation would not grow weary in doing good. I pray for those with a heart for life to be bold and encouraged to continue to stand and speak for truth. Let us stand and rise up as a mighty army of truth and light to defeat death and darkness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A friend and Deeper Still Chapter Leader, Laurie Haynes, wrote about an experience she had recently on her Facebook page. I asked her if I could share it today:
“I'm really struggling today. I was working at the PRC (Pregnancy Resource Center) this morning and found out that a sweet client that I met with 3 weeks ago decided to have an abortion 2 days ago. When I did her ultrasound 3 weeks ago, that little one was 8 weeks, had a strong heartbeat and was moving around. The pictures below show what a 12 week baby looks like - the same age her baby was when it was aborted on Wednesday. I am hurting so much for her and grieving this little one. Please pray for her.”
These pictures show a baby in the womb at 12 weeks. As is scientifically known and as we can also physically see, this is not a blob of tissue nor a group of cells, this is a fully developing baby complete with fingers and toes.
I remember the first time I saw the ultrasound of my first born son, Joseph, at 12 weeks. The reality of how developed and alive he was in the womb flooded my heart with a mixture of joy and sorrow. Joy at seeing him jump and move in the womb and sorrow at the reality of the choice I made to end a life at 11 weeks of age nine years earlier. There is nothing more sobering than seeing.
How anyone could deny these are living human beings is beyond comprehension for me. I don’t condemn this young girl she is referring to above, I once was her. Instead, my heart is grieved for her and for her child.
One of the missions of Deeper Still is to advance the cause for life. We want to see those who have been wounded by abortion set free and healed. Yes and amen. Deeper Still is a post-abortion healing ministry and pro-life. Post-abortion healing ministries are in the fight for life. Our mission is simple and our objective is clear. Our mission: Healing and lasting freedom for those wounded by abortion. Objective: To rise up an army of women and men who are free to be a voice and stand for truth, to tell the world the truth about abortion, to dispel the lies of the enemy and defuse the declaration of darkness. If women and men are not free to speak, silence by default becomes an ally to the enemy’s tactics to steal, kill and destroy.
I pray those in the pro-life community would embrace and advance post-abortion healing ministry and see it as a potent weapon in the arsenal of justice and truth.
If you are pro-life and have a heart for seeing abortion defeated in this nation, there is a worship and prayer opportunity this Saturday, August 26th, in Maryville, TN at Foothills Church. It is an all-day event, from 8am until 6pm. You are welcome to just stay for a little while or all day if you’d like! It is totally open to all who want to come pray. There will also be live streaming of the event for those who live out of town but would like to stand with us in prayer for our nation and the world in seeing the captives set free and abortion end. You can go to our Facebook page Deeper Still on Saturday to find the link to live streaming. Will you please stand with us to pray to end abortion? We need you.