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Lord God, we pray for an end to abortion in America. We pray for a revival that would change hearts and minds about abortion and for exposure of and deliverance from the sprit of death in our nation.

We know that the epic battle between life and death depicts the difference between the very essence of God and the enemy. Jesus doesn’t just bring LIFE, He is LIFE (John 14:6). Conversely, the enemy is the one who comes to steal, KILL, and destroy. There are few social issues that exemplify this battle more than abortion.

The fact that every person is created with an unalienable right to LIFE is not true simply because the Declaration of Independence declares it to be. It is in fact a universal truth. From the very moment of creation, we as unique individuals are all possessed with a right that can neither be relinquished nor taken, the right to LIVE! Psalm 139 is a beautiful depiction of God’s heart for us even as we are being formed in secret. He numbers our days before the first one begins. The purpose and function of government is to secure our God-given rights, the right to LIFE being the first and most indispensable.

The Strange Connection between Abortion and a Small Town in Texas

With those basic principles firmly established, I want to tell you a tale of the City of Athens. No, not Athens, Greece, but a little country town in Texas. As someone aware of the heinous history behind the rise of abortion in the United States, I thought I knew its roots. Most know the names Norma McCorvey, Dr. Nathanson, and District Attorney Henry Wade; we know the facts surrounding the initial case filed in Dallas County and the infamous and poorly reasoned ruling of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. But how many know about Dr. Curtis Boyd or his abortion clinic in Athens, Texas?

Illegal Christian Abortions?

Before the events culminating in Roe took place in the metropolis of Dallas, in a medical clinic hidden away in a sleepy country town of Athens, Texas, Dr. Curtis Boyd illegally performed abortions on women from around the country. Even more shocking, this doctor spoke of his Christian roots, of having loved the Bible as “God’s truth revealed,” and of his grandmother, Mama Boyd, declaring to him that he “was a Prophet, called by God to a special service.” This same grandmother, years before, performed illegal abortions herself while acting as a midwife in this same community.

Clearly this family operated under the deception that taking innocent life was a blessing, not a curse. While Dr. Boyd  later became a humanist, he described the early abortions as occasioned by his work with “Clergy Consultation for Problem Pregnancy.” Chaplains and ministers referred women to him to kill their unborn babies, the very babies the Bible says are fearfully and wonderfully made. These are shocking roots, exposing the history of abortion in America in a rural, Christian community in Texas, encouraged at the behest of ministers, and lauded as a special service to God!

Athens, Texas and Abortion Today

Fast forward to today, it must be more than coincidental that the roots of this battle are still raging in the exact same geographic location and still by those who declare themselves to be Christians. Texas’ historic passage of the Heartbeat Bill is nothing less than an answer to prayer for everyone who has ever prayed for an end to this heinous crime against humanity. In response, numerous communities across Texas have been adopting ordinances outlawing abortions within their city limits and establishing sanctuary cities for the defenseless unborn. While the majority of constituents of the town of Athens would welcome the opportunity to support such an effort, in an unlikely twist of events, its scripture-citing mayor and the city council have refused to place this ordinance on the agenda for a vote.

Her reasons, emailed in response to a constituent inquiry focus on the redundancy of a sanctuary city designation: “The state of Texas already has a law in place which mirrors the proposed ordinance, making the proposed ordinance redundant.” She also expresses confidence in the legal advice of a city attorney who unabashedly refuses to align with the legislation both signed by Governor Abbott and supported by Attorney General Paxton. The mayor, following the advice of the city attorney (the mayor has just renewed his contract) and the TML (Texas Municipal League – a private corporation in Austin, Texas), stands in direct opposition to state law, an AG Opinion, and even the will of her constituents.

This is not taking place in a liberal, urban area. Athens is a conservative, Christian town in rural Texas, with a mayor who presents herself as a Christian conservative. We cannot know the motivation of the mayor. But we do know she and the city council stand in the way of Athens becoming a sanctuary city for the unborn.

This article is a call to prayer for her (Toni Clay), a call to prayer for the people of the city of Athens, and most importantly a call to prayer for an end to this epic battle that is still waging for the lives of the unborn.

For those who may be curious why I would spend so much time detailing and praying over one tiny city ordinance, please put the significance of this vote in the context of the bigger picture. Of all the towns in the United States that need to take a public stand against abortion, the tiny town of Athens holds a unique place. History makes it apparent that the spirit of death through abortion that has polluted our nation for over half a century has its roots in this tiny town of Athens, Texas. A town whose namesake, the goddess Athena born without a mother, has exemplified the spirit of demeaning motherhood as being totally dispensable.  This battle that is raging is a spiritual one, and whether the players in this game are aware or oblivious of their roles, they are nonetheless playing their parts down to the wire.

It is time for the axe to be laid to the root of abortion in America. Those roots have finally been exposed and laid bare. Redeeming the blood-soaked ground of Athens, Texas through worship and prayer, and claiming it for the purposes of God is the mission of a NIGHT FOR LIFE* Let us converge on the town of Athens spiritually and/or physically to worship and pray for an end to this spirit of death. We pray that the spirit of abortion must bow its knee to the name above all names, the name of the one who himself is LIFE!

Join us to pray about this! Watch Tuesday, April 26th at 12:15pm ET (or anytime after) at IFApray.org/watch, or call in to participate at (667) 771-7910 2452#.

Cynthia Dunbar is an attorney, constitutional scholar, former law professor at Liberty University School of Law, and Board member of IFA. To learn more about a NIGHT FOR LIFE* worship and prayer event from dusk to dawn on July 22, 22 in Athens, TX go to www.dunbarforamerica.com. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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Kimberly Beane
August 16, 2022

Well said and well done!
God is with you in this endeavor.

Janesanders
May 2, 2022

Praying for the innocent babies ! That Gods people will take a stand and have a voice for them! Praise God that Jesus is in control!

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Dalia
April 29, 2022

Children are a gift from God. The Lord Jesus love children, we should not mistread them or end their lives because God is the giver of life and we women have the privilege to carry life. We need to remember that God thought we were very important and we are here for a purpose and a reason. Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well…”
Pray that God will bring light to the darkness and people will see and know truth.

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Jacquelyn Miller
April 28, 2022

We should know this. Abortion is of Satan. Just as every evil that is in our world. We, as the Body of Christ, are putting too much energy into politics. Sure, it has it’s place, but… “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.” AMEN.

Jack
April 27, 2022

Truly shocking. They can claim to be Christian’s but still spend eternity frying in Hell. I am not going to trust any smiling face that calls itself a Christian. Especially if he or she is a murderer actually destined for eternal damnation.

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Janna M Moore
April 27, 2022

I will join in prayer over the demonic stronghold of abortion being broken over the city of Athens.
I will also plan to be there on July 22, 2022, and bring a small group prayer warriors from Lindale, who prayed and worked hard on Lindale becoming a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.
Nothing is too difficult for our God.

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Susan
April 27, 2022

Thank you again for opening our eyes to this small town and the people.I pray God will visit these people ,who are deceived by the enemy,to open their eyes and let them see the evil that they are involved in.We repent for the shedding of innocent blood upon the soil of Athens,Texas and all over the world.We ask you Lord God to move your angel armies into the heaven lies to battle this battle there.The battle is yours Lord God and your sovereign over this situation. We have been called to prayer to stand in unity and authority over this demonic stronghold.The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty thru God to pulling down and destruction of these strongholds of abortion and murder.We do pray Lord God for healing and deliverance from the spirit of abortion in Athens,Texas and America. We repent and ask you forgive us and heal our land.In Jesus mighty name!

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Santos Garcia Jr.
April 27, 2022

It strikes my heart daily how Patient our loving Holy Father is, that after 49 years of this sanctioned murder- our compromised Republic has not been destroyed. I can only assume that it is the prayers of the Saints that has held Divine Judgment in abeyance.

Holy Father, we have made some progress in curtailing this legislated murder… but it is NOT enough! We ask for Your Divine Presence to bring unrelenting conviction of sin, righteousness, and Judgment that will turn the hearts of our nation’s people to You in repentance, confession, and calling upon the name of the LORD. REVERSE THE CURSE upon our land, with Your Mercy allowed to triumph over Judgment- that we may remove this travesty from our Republic forever! In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/praying-for-the-healing-of-america/

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Alecia Hawkins
April 27, 2022

Father God, I stand in Your Sub-Spiritual Contact Arch; with a grieving heart, lifting up Athens, Texas. Suddenly, as a thief in the night, Resurrect the sacrificial blood soaked soil of abortions from this land, including all Your Earth. Rain down Your Holy Ghost fire of purification, to bring an instant halt to hands and minds of these slaughters. So that we all can touch and agree on Your Word of Psalm 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the Earth. Amen!!!

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Alecia Hawkins
April 27, 2022

Father God, I stand in Your Sub-Spiritual Contact Arch; with a grieving heart, lifting up Athens, Texas. Suddenly, as a thief in the night, Resurrect the sacrificial blood soaked soil of abortions from this land, including all Your Earth. Rain down Your Holy Ghost fire of purification, to bring an instant halt to hands and minds of these slaughters. So that we all can touch and agree on Your Word of Psalm 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judge the in the Earth. Amen!!!

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barbara wildner
April 27, 2022

The true believers that are filled with the Holy Spirit have the power to break this evil. The Lord said we shall do greater works than he didSo why is the enemy winning?Because we are not using our authority that he is given us and died on the cross to give us.Many christians are full of fear of the enemy because they don’t know who they are in the spirit.. Satan uses that tool but it’s time to take back what the enemy has stole from us. The babies cry out to us. Can you hear them?

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Susan Lilly Dorene
April 26, 2022

I am praying that “wicked” women who are only going to end up on thee abortion clinic table – as i did April 16, 1987 – i am praying that God make their womb barren. We understand from Psalm 139 that God knows what we’re thinking before we think it. I am praying that God make their womb barren and then they will not be going to Planned Parenthood to get an Abortion because they won’t be Pregnant. I am praying that the numbers at Planned Parenthood drop and that we hear about it. I am praying that Almighty God shut Planned Parenthood down and HE gets the Glory for it!!!

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    Adrian Lee Steininger
    April 28, 2022

    No one knows why these women decide to have an abortion. Some are coerced and frightened or beaten please pray for them. Vengeance is not what God seeks but understanding, forgiveness, and praying that they will repent and turn to our Loving,.understanding,and forgiving God. Amenm

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ML Haldeman
April 26, 2022

Human Babies, healthy children, are murdered every day, Every Day! Why not give the baby up for adoption instead of murdering him or her; they Deserve to Live Life. They are future Citizens.
Having a baby out of wedlock is not a curse; I gave my baby up for adoption and have never regretted it, never!

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June Ribbing
April 26, 2022

I don’t understand in 2022 women and men are still not using birth control!!! ????? Why are women STILL getting pregnant with unwanted babies!???? Can ANYONE ANSWER THIS? AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS THIS????? HAND OUT FREE BIRTH CONTROL ON every street corner for gods sake! Are we that stupid??

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    Becky
    April 29, 2022

    Respectfully, birth control is great for married people. However, unmarried people need self control, not birth control.
    This RN has taught for years, to educate people to make informed choices, no birth control is 100%, not even vasectomies, as my friend who fathered 3 after his vas can attest!
    We Christians can educate on birth control, but we need to remember we will stand before Almighty God one day to give account for our words, so count the cost of not speaking truth, and speaking part truth without love…cause it could be a teeny, tiny person.

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Wally Taylor
April 26, 2022

Let’s quit whitewashing it and call it what it is: murder, plain and simple.
If you vote for or support anyone who supports or votes for legalized abortion, you become an accessory to murder. My prayer is that my brothers and sisters i Christ will come to understand this. Vote for the Babies! Speak for the Babies!

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Cindy
April 26, 2022

Athens, Texas, and the people mentioned, is not the only Christian small town with a history of or present day activity of deceived believers participating in abortions. If every state would search out their own history we could redeem the blood-soaked land in every state all across our nation with the Blood of the Lamb.

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Maria Fillyaw
April 26, 2022

I pray for an end to abortion in America, and may Jesus open the eyes of the blind to see truth.

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Rev. Ronald Roland
April 26, 2022

“This is not taking place in a liberal, urban area. Athens is a conservative, Christian town in rural Texas, with a mayor who presents herself as a Christian conservative.” Really? Seriously? What is your definition of Christian? This town is evil, ruled by the devil himself, who masquerades as an angel of light!
“Athens, Texas. A town whose namesake, the goddess Athena born without a mother,” Again – Really? Seriously? – How can this be? To be BORN is defined by having a mother, despite what “god’s ” may say. The True and only Creator God was even BORN of a mother (The Virgin Mary) in His Human form, to be the Sacrificial Redeemer of humans, all born of a mother.
Have a Blessed day.

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Kim Kennedy
April 26, 2022

This is an excellent article and I praise the revelation of God that is given to the author. Athens is a portal city, even its name. It became a portal of deception in its medical mountain and now, in the governmental mountain. I believe this is a STRATEGY from the Lord. A prayer strategy. Father, we declare and decree that every word curse, every illegal action committed by this “christian doctor” to be uprooted and cleansed, augmented by the Blood and Word of the LIVING GOD. Nehemiah 13:4-5, Eliashib had given a room in the Temple to Tobiah. Lord we declare a cleansing of Athens, we repent on behalf of this doctor who acted as a priest and “gave room” to the enemy to come in. We declare this covenant of death to be nulled, voided and canceled by the Blood of Jesus. We declare life over Athens and invoke the Presence of the Living God, building an alter in its place. (1 Kings 18). Let alters spring up all over Athens Lord. Alters of Life that bring in, calling down your fire! IJN

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    Herb Johnston
    April 26, 2022

    I prayed your prayer…thank you.
    My landlord’s name is tobiah..can that even be believed – and he is every bit of every evil thing that that names connotates..supposedly a believer, but not as far as Im concerned. It has become one of those prayer assignments where the sky is like brass.. I do not know how many years this will carry on -but it has tormented my spirit. It has ruined the book of 1st Kings for me

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jefferis peterson
April 26, 2022

The present impotence of the Church in America, I assert, can be directly attributed to the quiet assimilation of eugenic, racist, and classist ideologies in the mainline denominations during the 1930’s. Like Balaam’s poison, the Church ingested death in the name of the “good,” and so brought upon itself a legacy of corruption leading to irrelevance in social and political matters. It ceased to be the conscience of the nation when it ingested the poisonous thinking of the “quality of life” argument.
That evil is bad enough, but the worse sin was that the mainline church bought into her (Sanger’s) agenda and ingested a subtle classism and racism into their moral practice. The argument of the quality of life was not spelled out, but went like this:

There are people who are less worthy, less intelligent, made a little less in the image of God than we, who need to be managed and whose breeding needs to be shepherded by our God-given superior wisdom. Since these poor creatures are not as worthy and will corrupt the purity and quality of life in the United States, we need to limit their reproduction. Of course, this is the compassionate thing to do, because these ignorant people live is squalor and poverty, and their Catholic doctrines only further their misery. We Protestants, know better, and we should stamp out such religious superstition. We are made more in the image of God and it is our God given destiny and mandate to rule…
https://www.scholarscorner.com/eugenics-abortion-and-guidance-to-the-society/

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    Francesca
    April 26, 2022

    You are quite correct and judgment begins first at the House of God.

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    June Ribbing
    April 26, 2022

    I thought Catholic religion is against abortion? I don’t understand your Catholic reference? Can you explain?

    Adrian Lee Steininger
    April 28, 2022

    God created all to be made in His image!!please prayer for those who have been led astray for any reason! Don’t look down on others or judge them! Pray for them. He who is without sin let him cast the first stone! Are you sinless? If you think you are, why did Jesus live,breach,and due for your sins and resurrection?

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Bernice Justamante
April 26, 2022

I thank our God for people like you folks who take the lead in our lives.
I will be praying in less than 30 minutes. I believe life is a gift from God
and we have NO right to destroy it. Thanks.

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Jefferis Peterson
April 26, 2022

To understand the racist and anti-semitic roots of abortion, I recommend this article. The White Anglo-Saxon Protestants of N. England joined with the owners of major corporations at that time, to cull the human herd of undesireables, like Jews, Catholics, Slavs, Italians and “Negros”
https://www.scholarscorner.com/uncovering-the-racist-and-anti-semitic-roots-of-abortion/

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Sharion H
April 26, 2022

Leviticus 17:14 . . . .for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof . . .
There are no abortions that don’t have blood spilled. God had a plan and purpose for each child and we have no idea how many good things were delayed because the child carrying the skills, talents, creativity to make those things happen was aborted by the hands of man. Pray that God speaks to all the Justices of the Supreme Court through dreams, visitations, through a preacher, rabbi or friend.

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    Herb Johnston
    April 26, 2022

    Thank you for the history..it will greatly help in prayer

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Christine Rhyner
April 26, 2022

‘This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.’ Deuteronomy 30: 19-20. We’re losing our blessings & heaping curses on ourselves, society doesn’t want children to live, and the lack of understanding is grave. 2 Timothy 3:2 says that in the last days, ‘people will be lovers of themselves.’ While trying to adopt, at least three young, pregnant women debating what to do about their unwanted pregnancies told me they would rather kill their baby than let someone else raise it. This selfishness vexed my spirit. People with power and influence are calling evil good, abortion as a stepping stone to climbing a ladder of success, a good thing to do to spare the world of another carbon footprint in delusional efforts to save a planet from climate change. Every day I pray that people’s eyes would open to abortion as having allowed the devil to gain a foothold and now, burst through the door. PP isn’t just a temple of child sacrifice, but a powerful political entity, funding campaigns of more pro-abortion candidates. They sell parts of babies to universities for all kinds of depraved experimentation and human/animal hybrids. California just passed a bill to decriminalize the killing by any means–shaking, drowning, starving babies up to 4 weeks after birth. And yet, on a recent Christian retreat, I listened to young, Christian women support choice. While we may win battles in this spiritual war against life, and I believe many people will continue to be saved, prophetically speaking, I don’t see a great and mighty revival of the majority of the country getting on their faces and repenting of the 70million barbaric deaths we’ve caused as well as exporting baby killing across the globe. I do believe in praying for revival though, will continue to ask the Lord for it, and while we may see pockets of revival throughout the nation and globe, hundreds of millions united against the disregard for human life? I fear, not.

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    Dee Menzies
    April 27, 2022

    Thanks for your comment. If we are not born again believers, loyal to Jesus Christ, and well versed in Scripture, the enemy will easily deceive us, comiing as an angel of light…

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Vicki
April 26, 2022

This is ,in my opinion , is an excellent article and so true that the fight against abortion is a spiritual battle in the heavenlies. Our enemies are principalities, powers, and thrones, and dominions and I believe that abortion is a sacrifice to those other gods (the fallen angels) . Many people make “lies their refuge and falsehoods their covering”. The Lord says, “My people listen to lies”. May God’s people not participate by believing lies and may the precious Holy Spirit lead us into all truth. The truth is that “Children are a blessing of the Lord.”We are so thankful for the six children here that God blessed us with and the four in Heaven that were miscarried. Each one had a unique and special purpose in the sovereign grace of our loving Lord and we are thankful for each one. May worship and praise and prayer go up to our Father in heaven and to the Lord Jesus on that night in Athens, , Texas. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. May our Lord bless you.

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Allena Jordan
April 26, 2022

Lord, I ask You to rebuke the spirits of witchcraft and of leviathan that hover over the town of Athens, Tx. Lord, these are lying and evil spirits that have devoured the truth in this town. Eyes, minds, hearts and souls have been blinded by these wicked and evil spirits. I ask You to bind them up and throw them into the abyss. Close their mouths. Kick them out of bodies. Let there be deliverance in Athens, Tx. For Your glory, oh Mighty Father, I ask this by the blood of Jesus. Lord, You said when we ask anything in Your Name, it would be done for us. I am asking, Lord. I am watching to see what You do now. Amen.

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Lori Meed
April 26, 2022

Father of Light and life we thank You that you continue to reveal to heal! We call forth those who will stand in the gap and repent for the sins in this tiny town. We thank You that Your promise is to hear from heaven and cleanse the land! Let this very place become a stronghold for LIFE reversing the curse and the covenant made with death. We forgive those who were deceived and opened the door to wickedness. In Yeshuas name we pray, Amen.

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PhilC
April 26, 2022

Life is such a gift from God and yet I have never imagined nor seen so many people so eager to terminate it even before having a chance to take a first breath out of the womb and even worse being proposed until 28 days after birth. Who can even think of such cruel, horrific things and even approved by many leaders. It is heartbreaking to even think it is possible. It is demonic and these people eyes are truly blinded. I often find myself praying the words of the prophet Habakkuk. Lord in wrath remember mercy. I wonder how much longer the Lord will extend His mercy and yet I will keep on praying 🙏

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Susan CC
April 26, 2022

“… the enemy is the one who comes to steal, KILL, and destroy. There are few social issues that exemplify this battle as that of abortion.”

“It is time for the axe to be laid to the root of abortion in America.”

Q & A w/ (Toni Clay) “I will say every decision will be prayerfully considered — because I am not foolish enough to believe myself infallible.”
https://www.athensreview.com/news/q-a-with-toni-clay/article_12d171e4-23d2-11e7-860c-c7dcea10992d.html

“The Excellence of the Restored Nation” https://biblehub.com/jeremiah/33.htm
Jeremiah 33:1-3,9 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time: “Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it, the LORD is His name: Call to Me, and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know…. So this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I do for it. They will tremble in awe because of all the goodness and prosperity that I will provide for it.

Dear Father God, I believe You led me to Jeremiah 33 when pondering this article. What You desired for Israel and Judah, I pray You want for Athens, Texas. I believe You can cleanse them of all the iniquity they have committed and forgive their sins of rebellion. This city is being held captive by the enemy. Toni Clay believes she is prayerfully considering her decisions, what a grand delusion. I pray as these citizens pray to You, You answer them, to show them things they do not know. I pray You show them this longstanding sin as You see it. May the prayers of intercessors and the faithful be the sharpened axe to destroy the root of abortion in Athens. I pray the total annihilation of abortion in this nation and in the world. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Only Begotten Son and our Savior. Amen

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    Herb Johnston
    April 26, 2022

    Susan-, thank you for your continued ..ongoing, and as usual very resourceful and diligent research. I tried the link you provided for the interview with the Athens mayor. The link is kind of odd, maybe it’s just not a mainstream source.. and suspect in my thinking- as to its origins..electronically-,so I do not want to have any more ties to any more electronic Pathways than necessary. Please do not take this as any type of a reflection upon you.
    However-, this does not prevent me from continuing to pray…as this woman has obviously been overtaken by delusional thinking.. that is obviously demonic. Thank you again for being a great intercessor and fellow soldier in this war

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Brian
April 26, 2022

Lord Jesus, you know how badly we need revival in this land and in our hearts. Please, send us revival, and a true , clear understanding of the sanctity of ALL human life,

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John bower
April 26, 2022

Praying for the sanctity of ALL human life from the moment of conception to a natural death.

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Barbara
April 26, 2022

Thank you for this article. Joining you in prayer against the spirit of death in Athens. Praying for the mayor to see the light of the gospel in her heart

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Randall Hekman
April 26, 2022

Don’t blame the folks at Athens, TX for being the root of abortion. Put the blame on the vast majority of Christ-followers in America, including myself in the past. Why do people have abortions? Is their primary desire to kill an unborn little boy or girl? Of course not. They just follow our culture’s values that sex is good, while having a child not always so good. What do we Christians do in our marriages? Essentially agree that sex is good but having a child as a result of the sex not so good. So we take deliberate steps to have sex, but not have a child conceived. In other words, we have the same “pro-abortion” motivation: sex but no child. We produce the same result: no child born in our world. We just employ a different MEANS of accomplishing the same goal. Didn’t Jesus say that hate is the moral equivalent of murder, and lust the moral equivalent of adultery? Well loving sex, but taking steps to not let it produce a child is the moral equivalent of abortion. WE need to repent for abortion being in our land and be open to the children God wants to produce through us for His glory and to impact our world with people created in His image.

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    Michael B. Woelfel
    April 26, 2022

    Well said. All Children are blessings of the Lord… this article can help with that understanding. https://www.gotquestions.org/children-blessing.html My wife and I have 14 beautiful, now grown and mostly married children. All are Christians. Jesus had four brothers and “sisters” at least two… so he came from a family of at least 7 siblings, again blessings all. David rightly prayed and fasted for his illegitimate child to live… we see throughout scripture that wanting all children is the Biblical position, pun intended.

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    Karen E. Kendrick
    April 26, 2022

    Wow..very thought provoking.
    I know 2 different Catholic families who practice this very thing..self disciplime..
    Very unusual in this sexual revolution age but I believe very necessary to get back to.

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    Herb Johnston
    April 26, 2022

    Yes of course children are our blessing from the Lord. What has happened,-which is not unique to humanity unfortunately,- and kind of I am agreeing with what you’re saying.. And we are not persecuting the people of Athens Texas.. I think the point here is that if you look at human history.. Going all the way back to Genesis.. There has always been a point of human weakness where Satan has managed to come in.. , in any point of History , in any City, Town , or Village..So while we are in the process of discovery-,about this new found place of Satan’s entry- this portal.. ..we are aghast we are in Shock.. But we will pray for our brothers and sisters in Athens Texas. It is like anything when there has been a new revelation-, of our Human Condition..our human.. our Humanity.. must be allowed to process the shock and the terror of this revelation.. Yes we are all guilty of being co- authors of weakness.. .. resulting in sin ..but we must still join together in not being complacent. In fact the human Tendencies and behaviors that you have pointed out-,are the result of people not responding in shock,the way we are called to by the Word.. And I believe the reason the Lord tells us to always be in shock at sin-,is so that we do not fall victim to the very thing that you have mentioned. God have mercy on us all.

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Martha Lilley
April 26, 2022

Dr Curtis Boyd also has an abortion clinic in Albuquerque, NM where I live. Southwest Women’s Options. There have been many “issues” with this facility. Someone needs to go to Athens and pray, break demonic stronghold.

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Ronald Bangert
April 26, 2022

Lord, reveal the spiritual roots of this iniquity in Athens, TX. Reveal the darkness of its distant past that masquerades as ‘an angel light’! Expose the gods of Egypt, the gods of ancient Greece, and the spirit of Reason over scripture, that intermarriage of philosophy that crept into the early church in that place unawares. Send a deep and revealing breeze of the Holy Spirit through Henderson County, “Like a Mighty Wind”!, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood!

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Lewis Turner
April 26, 2022

This article shows us ‘a’ root of abortion. If a Gardner has a plant like a thorny thistle and wants to get rid of it, it’s root must be killed. This article shares a deep root of abortion. How do you kill that root, which has affected the hearts of people?

If the people of the town of Athens turn to the Lord and confess the sin of abortion is wrong and ask God to cleanse and heal their land, town and Nation, we will see an answer. It is also a prayer that we need to pray throughout our nation. Such a prayer is based on II Chronicles 7:14 which we often pray on the National Day of Prayer.

Ideally it would be best for the people of the town of Athens, Texas to pray this prayer—from their heart moved by the Holy Spirit of God. Perhaps we should be praying that they listen to God and obey His Word. Their obedience to the Lord will impact our nation.

Revival comes when people pray, and I believe with our prayers, God will lead His people in that town to obey God’s word, and confess this sin and turn back to God.

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Elle Staniszewski
April 26, 2022

A group of sidewalk counselors for life will come from Waco to pray for Athens.

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Michael B. Woelfel
April 26, 2022

Dear ‘Christian’ Mayor Clay,:
Whereas, “the life of the flesh is in the blood” Lev. 17:11 And Whereas, an unborn child often has a different non-transfuseable blood type than the mother, Therefore, the life of a child in the womb is that of a distinct and unique person. In your bible Ms. Clay, you will read when the unborn Jesus carried in Mary approached the the unborn baby John carried by Elizabeth: “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:” Lk 1:41
You have strayed from sound doctrine and aligned your belief with the murderous devil. May God open your eyes and give you a tender heart to repent, while you may!

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Carolyn Morehouse
April 26, 2022

Lord I am only one person who agrees that your ways are higher than our ways! I pray you deliver this city and all those trying to be like it from the spirit of death, and any other spirit driving it forward that we haven’t named. We bind Satan in every attempt to counterfeit God’s original plan! In Jesus name we cover and loose life, happiness, love and grace in your precious name Jesus ❤️❤️❤️

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Barbara Gerber
April 26, 2022

I believe that repentance is in order so that God’s mercy may fall upon us all here in Anerica. Father I repent of my participation as an ignorant American concerning this root of evil in our nation. I ask You to convict the doctors and administration in the town of Athens so that they know the wrong they have perpetrated. Set your Spirit free in Athens so that revival may fall upon the Christians there to correct their misunderstanding of your ways and of who you are. Reveal yourself to them. Turn their hearts to you. Thank you Holy Spirit for drawing these misaligned Christians to God’s heart and ways. Show us how to further pray for these brothers and sisters. We ask for your forgiveness Lord for our ignorance and wrong choices. Thank you for your mercy and your salvation. In Yeshua’s name we pray, amen.

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Robin Ford
April 26, 2022

I thank my God and Heavenly Father who is all knowing and all seeing. He will avenge the blood shed of the innocent babies. ABORTION IS MURDER!!!
It’s time for revival in America and for all to submit to the sovereignty of Almighty God in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS!
Galatians 6:7

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Cathy Vaught
April 26, 2022

Clearly a spirit of death over this town! Our weapons are not carnal, but mighty in taking down strongholds and principalities!

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Anne Clements
April 26, 2022

II Corinthians 11:13-15 Praying for the gift of discernment to flood the church, because false prophets and teachers can look and sound like the real thing. If we can’t discern, man’s intellect will see as real, especially when one is looking for convenient answers.

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Mary Rodriguez
April 26, 2022

I pray for God’s strength and wisdom to fight the good fight to put an end to the senseless deaths of our innocent babies. God never makes mistakes and He will take back what has always been HIS. The guilty will be held accountable. Jesus is KING; AMEN 🙏🏼✝️💯

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Darlene Wolske
April 26, 2022

I am so grateful for the root source of this sin against God in America. This is no little thing in the eyes of our God and savior Jesus Christ. I praise God for your fight and ask Him to renew your strength like an eagle to walk and not grow weary. Isa. 40:31

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    Jane
    May 2, 2022

    It’s time for or Gods people to have a voice for the innocent. Got is a just God and he is bigger then all of this. Praise be to God!

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