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Father, we pray that You would give us the strength to keep fighting against abortion. Drive this sin out of every state, Lord.

The battle was won with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Yes, the battle was won – but the war is not over. Far from it. “I have not yet begun to fight,” John Paul Jones once said. We must take that same stand.

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As intercessors, we have cried out to God daily for the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Yes, it is time to celebrate what the Lord has done. However, as I was reveling in this awesome breakthrough, the Lord reminded me of something a matriarch once whispered in my ear at a morning church service. As I stood there praying, she leaned forward and softly said, “When you feel you have the victory, do not lay down your sword.” Those thirteen words have guided me through many victories over the years.

I hear this same word of warning from the Lord today for the Body of Christ. We have seen a victory – yet, amid celebrating we must not lay down our swords.

I think of David. The shouts and celebration from the soldiers must have been great when Goliath fell that day. However, David knew it was not over until he took off his head. Until he totally abolished his authority and threats. I’m feeling the same today. The enemy has been hit where it hurts. That is evident. However, we must press forward, while he is down, and remove his head completely. How do we do that?

The choice regarding abortion has been placed back in the hands of each state. The “right” to abortion hasn’t been removed. It was only moved from a federal issue to the states. Thirteen states had “trigger laws” in place anticipating this day. Missouri was the first to completely abolish abortion. Others now greatly restrict it. States like California and New York, have worked to introduce new legislation which would greatly increase the availability of abortions up to the time of birth and after.

We must now hold our state leaders and politicians accountable to take courage and write legislation that will not just regulate this foul practice but abolish it.

I believe this is what it means to take off the head of the enemy. The curse brought by the right to abortion on demand has been on our nation for almost fifty years. Thank God it has been removed nationally. Now we must take each state back for God and thereby break this stronghold. We must have God’s blessing upon our cities and states. Therefore, we must align with His Word. His Word is life, not death.

Let us remember as we celebrate this hard-won victory that we cannot lay down our swords, and we cannot decrease our prayers.

I am reminded of Nehemiah.

Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me. Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us” (Nehemiah 4:17-20).

As these men rebuilt the wall, they pressed forward with a weapon in one hand and a tool for building in the other hand. We too are rebuilding our nation. We must do so with a weapon in one hand and tools for building in the other. And we must keep our ears tuned for the sound of the trumpet. When we hear that sound, we must rally together and pray. What is the sound of the trumpet? It may be a prayer alert from ifapray.org or some other source. Or it may be God prompting you to step aside and pray. Whatever it is, heed the sound and join other believers in unity to pray.

I see victory on the horizon, how about you? Let’s not lay down our swords. Keep fighting. Continue building. Don’t decrease your prayer time. Let’s press in until not only is the battle won – but the entire war.

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Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Canva.

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Herb Johnston
July 1, 2022

Dear Lord-, I agree with the prayer here by Patience Alonge- praying for healing in women’s bodies and in the birthing process- and in their health- and after viewing today’s first Friday broadcast with Cynthia Dunbar-,Lord,..I Thank you for this great warrior-, her God given intellect and heart-,for You-, and I agree with her prayer to sustain us in the ongoing battle- for each state’s victory in this battle, that we are praying for in this column. And I thank you for Cynthia Dunbar, Lord..and I pray you will continue to hold her up in encouragement.. and strength, Lord,- physical, emotional, and mental , strength , and encourage us, in this new wave of spiritual strength, Lord.. and connection to you as our prayer lives have been increased so greatly in the last two years.. as mine has,Lord.
In the mighty name of Jesus-, Amen.

I encourage anyone who has not yet seen today’s first Friday broadcast-,to go and watch it,.. it is well worth hearing how the Lord is moving through Cynthia Dunbar, on behalf of our movement to eradicate abortion- and be the Lord’s conduit through which he works, – His hands and feet.

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PATIENCE BAZUAYE-ALONGE
July 1, 2022

PRAYERS BASED ON ISAIAH 49:15 CAN A WOMAN FORGET HER SUCKING CHILD, THAT SHE SHALL NOT HAVE COMPASSION ON THE SON OF HER WOMB?……
2ND CHRONICLES 7:14

OH LORD OUR GOD, PLEASE FOR US OF ALL ABORTION COMMITTED IN ALL OF AMERICA, NATIONS OF THE WORLD AND ALL THE GLOBE. PLEASE KEEP OUR HEARTS PURE (AND OUR HANDS CLEAN) FROM ALL INNOCENT BLOOD SHED. FILL OUR WOMBS WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR. CLEANSE OUR WOMBS AS MOTHERS, WOMEN, GIRLS. PLEASE HEAL EVERY SCAR OF AFFLICTIONS IN THE THE WOMB OF ALL WOMEN. HEAL ALL GENDER RELATED DISEASES IN THE WOMBS. REMOVE FIBROIDS, CERVICAL CANCERS, GYNECOLOGICAL ISSUES OF OUR WOMEN.

FILL OUR WOMBS WITH DEEP COMPASSION TO PRAY, SUPPLICATE AND WAIL FOR THE UNBORN AND LIVING CHILDREN. LET US PRAY WITH DEEP LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR ALL CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS OF OUR NATION, LIKE WE ARE THEIR MOTHERS. LIKE WE GAVE BIRTH TO THEM. LET DEEP WAILING COME FROM OUR WOMBS BEFORE THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN AND HEAR OUR CRY AND WAILING FOR THE UNBORN AND LIVING CHILDREN, AND SAVE OUR CHILDREN. RESCUE THE UNBORN, KEEP OUR CHILDREN ALIVE TO FULFILL THEIR GOD ASSIGNED DESTINIES. HEAL OUR LAND, NATION, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN JESUS HOLY NAME, AMEN.

DEAR LORD PLEASE MAKE OUR WOMBS A PLACE OF SAFETY AGAIN!
A PLACE OF PROTECTIONS, NURTURE, GROWTH, PRESERVATION, INCREASE AND BIRTHING FORTH OF THE NATIONS AGAIN. TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALMIGHTY WHO CREATED US AND GAVE US WOMBS FOR CONCEPTION AND BORTHING FORTH. MAY OUR WOMBS NO LONGER BE A PLACE OT DEATH OR A DEATH TRAP,. MAY IS NO LONGER BE A PLACE OF SACRIFICING THE UNBORN AND GREAT DESTINIES FOR SATAN AND DEMONS. MAY OUR WOMBS WHICH HAS BECOME ROTTEN BE CLEANSED AND HEALED! MAY THE RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY GOD LAY A HOLD ON OUR WOMBS AGAIN AND BIRTH GREAT MEN AND WOMEN… LIKE MOSES, AARON SAMUEL, DAVID, ELIJAH, ELISHA, HANNAH, SARAH, ELIZABETH, REBEKAH, DEBORAH, ESTHER TO BECOME THE NEXT GENERATION THAT SEEK GOD OF ISRAEL, ELOHIM, HASHEM, YOD HEY VAV HEY (YAHWEH). SO THAT THY KINGDOM OH LORD SHALL COME AND THY WILL OH LORD BE DONE IN OUR GENERATION.

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    PATIENCE BAZUAYE-ALONGE
    July 1, 2022

    ABOVE PRAYER IS A PRAYER OF REPENTANCE AND ASKING GOD FOR FORGIVENESS

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Gary
June 30, 2022

As Kim alludes to in this article, one battle has been won but the war wages on. I am concerned that the pro-life community thinks the war ended. It has not. I fear that there still could be a defeat in the war.

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Adam
June 30, 2022

Lord of Life and Redeemer of the universe, I desperately pray for the entire legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Instead of promoting life, they have vowed to expand death. May your mighty hand guide them to draft and pass laws that foster life and families. In Jesus’ name,
Amen!

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    Mrs D
    June 30, 2022

    I pray this prayer also for the states of Hawaii, California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Illinois and New York as well as any other state that needs guidance: “to draft and pass laws that foster life and families.” In JESUS’ name.

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      Becky
      July 3, 2022

      AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! Your will be done across this USA Lord Jesus❣️

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Bo Ehrig
June 30, 2022

Amen
We have big battles to fight ahead. The battles are too big for us. We need God. So please keep praying. We must put a stop to the food shortage also. Stop the enemy from spewing out its fear through the tv and radio. Stop the enemy from dividing us.
Let us be one in Christ Jesus. Amen

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Maggie H
June 30, 2022

Yes! CALIFORNIA, from whence I am a native, seems bound to the evil lies of abortion and seeking infanticide. Also declaring us a sanctuary state for abortion. Lord Almighty God of heaven and earth have mercy on us and intervene for Your name’s sake and on behalf of the unborn. Remove the curses declared over this state because of this evil in Jesus’ holy name and by His precious redeeming blood!
Move in the hearts of our legislatures and of the residents to stand for LIFE!

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Joy Almendarez
June 30, 2022

Maryland where I live,.allows abortion still.. without apology, on demand..til birth. Lord give visions, dreams, whatever it takes..to shake our government leaders and abortionists awake!!

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Mavourene Robinson
June 30, 2022

Thank you for this encouragement. I pray that we all speak the Word over the states where we have been given access and authority.

I decree that genocide in Maryland, Virginia and Alabama will end in this generation and for those of us who are standing in the gap, only with our eyes will we look and see the reward of the wicked. (Ps. 91:8) Evil cannot hide from or evade His Church any longer. In Jesus’ Name.

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Dottie Robinson
June 30, 2022

We, the IFA intercessors realize our battle has just begun and we will continue to interceed for the unborn babies.

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Barbara Janicki
June 30, 2022

Yes, agree – this is a beginning but the end is fifty states down the road. Loved the Nehemiah analogy – then it hit me – our weapons and our tools are one and the same! Our sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God and prayer (when we fight, we fight on our knees) these are our weapons to fight this spiritual war – and God’s Living Word and prayer are also our God given tools to build His kingdom, to build relationships, to build His body up here on earth while we wait for His return. So we are fighting the good fight and building for Him simultaneously everyday with the weapons/tools He has given us, His Word and prayer! Lord find each of us/me at our/my post on the wall, the assignment that you have given just to us/me for such a time as this, may we/I work as unto You for Your glory and Your honor, that many will yet come into Your kingdom before the wall is finished. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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    Jessica Renshaw
    June 30, 2022

    Good insight! Our weapons and our tools are one and the same!

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Allena Jordan
June 30, 2022

Father, this is my prayer from Proverbs 6:
16 These six things the Lord hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him:
17 A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil,
19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers.

20 My son, be guided by your father’s [God-given] commandment (instruction) And do not [b]reject the teaching of your mother;
21 Bind them continually upon your heart (in your thoughts), And tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk about, they (the godly teachings of your parents) will guide you; When you sleep, they will keep watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.

Father, help me to speak the Truth in love, to hate what You hate, and to allow Holy Spirit to guide me into all Truth. I pray that the Truth of the Sanctity of Life would invade every person’s heart. Give us ways to teach others similar to the way Jesus taught – in parables and stories – so that we can rightly relate to others Your Truth.
I declare that my city will remain a sanctuary city. I ask that You would work in the hearts of legislators to show them Your Truth about life. Break their hearts over the murdering of innocent life in the womb. And break off the head of Molech in every abortion clinic in this nation. By the blood of Jesus I ask these things. Amen.

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    Jessica Renshaw
    June 30, 2022

    “Sanctuary cities” as pro-abortion states like mine (California) use the term, are states where abortion and abortionists are protected, not babies! LORD, PLEASE MAKE OUR CITIES SANCTUARIES FOR THE UNBORN AND THEIR MOTHERS!

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Pamela Corliss
June 30, 2022

Please, please pray for Oregon! We have been taken over by evil since our state ignorantly approved mail in voting 22 years ago. We haven’t had Republicans in power since. All recalls have not been successful. Our state is full on Abortion up to birth. God help us to stop this atrocity against humanity. There are more Christian conservatives in this state than liberals but they have taken over the governmental procedures to be removed in every way.
Forgive us Lord and release us from this bondage of wickedness.
May God break these strongholds in our state and deliver to us leaders and authority figures who can break these strongholds.
We pray to cancel any curses that have been spoken on our state.
We pray blessings on Oregon: for families, religious freedom, schools, government, economy churches, arts and culture and media.
We appeal to you Lord for a spiritual move in Oregon that will bring revival and transformation. We praise you Lord in advance for the work You will do, in faith and in hope. Amen amen 🙏

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Marsha Bashor
June 30, 2022

Yes I believe we must continue praying for each individual state
to fight for freedom from abortion and set bans in place to become completely pro life, to elect godly leaders who will implement these bans. Dear Lord God hear our continuing prayers to elect righteous governors, mayors, senators and representatives in each state, who will follow your will to ban abortion permanently. Move upon the people in their hearts and minds to realize that abortion is the killing of a baby, another human being from the time of conception. I pray it in Jesus’ name.

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Christine Rhyner
June 30, 2022

I am grateful to God with my hope and prayer that many babies’ lives will be spared! I am an adoptive parent so grateful and blessed by mothers that chose LIFE. But my husband & I went across the globe to find them! At the same time, this is just the beginning, and the battle for life in more than half of our states needs mighty prayer! Even some states that have protections for pre-born babies give them rights at 6 weeks, or 15 weeks, and this is NOT acceptable as rights or protection for innocent lives in the womb!
I pray against the enemy using this decision, at this time, for further violence and division–even among CHRISTIANS. Against the demons of death in the votes of women who wouldn’t have formerly voted for pro-abortion candidates who now might. (Roe is overturned before midterms). Against those demons in corporations (that are increasingly being used to outsource perversion & tyranny) offering thousands of dollars to employees who want abortions and giving them paid leave to have them! Some people, and mostly those who are pro-life, live in areas where they have little choice but to patronize these companies. I pray against already reprehensible pro-death legislation in largely Democrat-run cities and states & that they won’t become so much more depraved they might offer to let women whose disabled or otherwise ‘imperfect’ babies born in pro-life states can kill them in theirs. I pray that I, and others who are like-minded will get out there and really serve pro-life pregnancy centers. And I pray that legislation will be done wisely and all those that are claiming now that ‘pregnant women will die’ are informed that there will be protections in the cases of ectopic pregnancies for them or when their lives are (with rarity) absolutely on the line to carry a child. Lord Jesus, I pray all this in Your mighty name. Amen

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Brian
June 30, 2022

We need to remember that what happened recently with Roe v. Wade being overturned was A victory, not THE victory. This battle, in many ways, has just begun. Yes, the enemy is hurting, but, even as a defeated foe, he will continue to lash out, and he doesn’t fight fair, especially when he knows thar his time is short. We need to keep interceding for the states where abortion is still allowed. This is indeed a stronghold that will only be broken by the hand of Almighty God. We need to keep crying out, expecting Him to move.

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Laura K
June 30, 2022

It is so important to know and understand that the battle has been won yet the war is still ongoing. Prayer is still needed for the justices who are still being harassed and prayer for the 50 states that they will continue the fight for life also.

I thank You Lord for the victory over Roe vs Wade and I thank you for those states that are taking a strong stand on the right for life. I ask Holy Spirit that You will overshadow each person who has the decision making for their state regarding abortion that they will do the right thing in Your sight.

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K P
June 30, 2022

We must pray for the hearts of those who would want to end an unborn life.

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    Becky
    July 3, 2022

    AMEN! Pray that men and women will thank God for that tiny life!

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June 30, 2022
Rochelle
June 30, 2022

Thank you, Kim, for this excellent reminder!
It’s important to celebrate this victory from the hand of the LORD, and take encouragement from it giving Him praise, honor and glory.
O God our Father, thank You for answering our prayers with this Supreme Court decision which overturned a wicked ruling. It seemed impossible for so many years, but now it is real.
Give us a fresh breath of Your Spirit, and strengthen us for the battles that lie ahead. Fill us with resolve and endurance to complete the assignments You give us. Protect us from the enemy’s tricks and strategies to distract us.
You are such a good Father and Jesus is such a wonderful Savior. Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to fill us with Your Presence.
May all this be accomplished in Yeshua’s name. Amen.

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    Becky
    July 3, 2022

    I do love Pam’s reminder to keep a good hold on our sword, not lay it down.
    I really do get that old custom of knights and soldiers of many cultures sleeping with their sword, even into eternity! Some cultures even Required the owners sword be buried with them!
    But stop the foolish words. Please. Please let’s speak truth in love.
    Abortion was legal in some states before Roe vs Wade.
    And as this recent decision so beautifully worded it, the brave, wise justices were reversing Roe to correct an egregious wrong. Basically the earlier justices made up the so called right.
    Our Constitution, nor Roe vs Wade, gives any ‘right’ to abortion. Roe tried to allow for some guidelines for restricted access to abortions, legally. And at the time, it was to protect MDs, sometimes taking out the Fallopian tube of a woman with a pregnancy growing outside the uterus! Ya’ll, that is a medically necessary procedure most of the time to save the life and future reproduction, of that woman…
    But there has never been anything to give a right to abortion, any more than it gives right’ to own another human person, even though it was legal, in the north and the south, for a bit.
    Please let us repent of our own sin, receive forgiveness from Poppa God because of Messiah Jesus and His Blood and love well, much and without hypocrisy.

Larry
June 30, 2022

“Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know. Again shall be heard in this place…”. Jeremiah 33:3…

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Annalee
June 30, 2022

I’m reminded when reading this to contact our State representatives. We must flood them with E-mails, letters, calls, to legislate laws protecting the babies. While we watch on the wall we can also build.🖖

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