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Father, we ask that You would bless the pro-life states in our country that are fighting for the unborn. As for the pro-choice states, Lord, we pray that you would move powerfully and inspire biblical change in legislation.

As He did in the Scriptures, God will bless those who honor His truth and withhold blessings from those who oppose Him. We must pray that our state falls on the side of life.

From The Stream. In the aftermath of the overturning of Roe (it feels wonderful to write those words!), America will be divided into pro-life states and pro-abortion states, in most cases, quite starkly. Will God make a distinction between them?

Who is praying on the wall?

 

Consider these verses from Amos, where the Lord says, “‘I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither; so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me,’ declares the LORD.” (Amos 4:7–8)

This was not a matter of God being vindictive. It was a matter of Him getting His people’s attention. Wake up, Israel! But Israel did not awake….

Will He do the same thing in America in the coming days in a (final?) attempt to get our attention?

How Natural Consequences Could Play Out

Jason Jones and John Zmirak painted a vivid picture of what we can expect in the years ahead…

The pro-abort states will gradually get older, poorer, more violent and less free. … Poor communities will remain stuck in the glue trap of government dependence. By doubling down on the socially destructive legacy of the 1970s, blue cities will keep on going the way of Baltimore.

Meanwhile, pro-life red states will become younger, richer and freer. … A rebirth of marriage and fatherhood is the unavoidable outcome — restoring to the poor the one thing they need more than any handout: intact families to grow up in….

But what about the Lord taking action as well? What about Him actively blessing one state while withholding that same blessing from another state? Could we see that happen as well?

Any Scriptural Reason Why God Wouldn’t God Bless Pro-Life States?

My answer is: Why not? What scriptural principle in the Bible tells us that this could not happen?

It is true that, as a matter of what theologians call “common grace,” God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45)….

But that very same God, operating on the very same principles, withheld rain at different times in Israel’s history — as an act of judgment and to get their attention — and sent ample rain at other times — as an act of blessing and to get their attention….

I Believe God Will Bless the States That Purse Justice on Every Level

I truly believe that if these pro-life states will pursue justice on every level, continuing to care for the babies in the womb and outside the womb and addressing any blind spots they may have on other justice issues, God will clearly smile on them. He will do this as an act of love and affirmation, and He will do this as a sign. The opposite will hold true for the pro-abortion states….

How are you praying for life in your state? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Stream. Photo Credit: Davide Cantelli on Unsplash)

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Roxanne Rice
July 5, 2022

Praying with both joy and sorrow for my state of Michigan.

Joy because we have a 1939 law on the books that makes abortion illegal here.

Sorrow because our governor is strongly pro-abortion. During the pandemic, she declared that doctors and dentists were not essential, but abortion clinics were essential! She has also bypassed our legislature and filed a lawsuit with our state Supreme Court to have the law thrown out.

Also, our Attorney General has vowed not to enforce the law against abortion.

There is a petition drive to put abortion rights in our state constitution.

We’re in for a battle, but God is faithful! If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and grants us whatever we ask. Thank You, Lord!

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Darlene Estlow
July 4, 2022

Father, I lift up Ohio to be a glory to you. Thank you that we are not enshrining abortion. May we be righteous in other areas. I pray you would continue to raise up intercessors in each state that we may see you lifted up and righteousness fill the land.

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Vicki Olson
July 3, 2022

Lord, We seek your favor for our states. I pray for my state, Minnesota, to become a Prolife state. Give us a hunger for righteousness, life, and justice for all. Give us repentant hearts. Raise up prolife leaders and a people whose hearts and minds are changed for Your glory.

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Allena Jordan
July 3, 2022

Father, I continue to ask You to do whatever needs to be done to awaken people in this nation to their need of You. In addition to a change in worldviews, we also need Christians to understand the need of the hour for this Republic to be saved. In Your wrath, show mercy. Thank You, Father. Amen

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Christine Martha
July 3, 2022

Father, we cry out for a great awakening, conviction of sin and a turning back to You, in my state of IL and the other pro-abort states. Forgive our sins, remove unrighteous leaders in government and education, and come and heal our land! Thru the power of Jesus blood!

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    Jessica Renshaw
    July 3, 2022

    Ditto in California!

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    K. Hayden
    July 4, 2022

    Lord, have mercy on us in Massachusetts and other pro abortion states. We do not deserve your grace, but we humbly pray that you to forgive us for our sins and come and heal our land. Our hope is in YOU alone.

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Mary E Skelton
July 3, 2022

For those people and states who are pro-choice, this is what the LORD God said through Moses:” . . . I (the LORD God) have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to Him, for He is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land . . .”

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    Maggie H
    July 4, 2022

    Wonderfully appropriate and applicable verse!! Thank you!

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