Lessons from London: Keep Fighting!
Lessons from London: Keep Fighting!
We could learn a lesson from a band of Christian Kingdom workers in Britain 200 years ago.
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In fact, the moment of history we are living in now has played out before in history.
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Last week, I journeyed to London, England with a group of prophetic prayer warriors. We visited sites of revival and great moves of God, including Charles’ Spurgeon’s church.
What stood out to me most, though, was not a historic church, Big Ben, or even the Buckingham Palace.
It was a district in South London called Clapham where a small group of like-minded Christian leaders led one of the most impressive Kingdom advocacy campaigns in history.
We visited the church where this group gathered to pray for revival and reformation in their nation, just as those reading this article so often do.
The Clapham group, as they are called, was largely led by William Wilberforce, a British politician born in 1759 who was radically saved and set his heart on ending the British slave trade. He gathered with his “Clapham group,” a collection of social reformers most of whom were driven by Kingdom principles with abolition the slave trade as their chief goal.
After years of working tirelessly, failing regularly, and enduring ridicule, they succeeded. In 1807, the British slave trade was abolished.
But here is the lesson for us. Instead of resting on their laurels and just enjoying their victory, they pressed on.
It took another three decades of fighting until full emancipation for slaves came in 1838
Like the Clapham group, we have an assignment to eradicate a great evil from the planet: abortion.
Like the 1807 victory for Clapham, pro-lifers have won a major victory with the 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade. But it may be three more decades before abortion is fully eradicated.
Can you endure?
Do not become lax after these victories for life. What if this is just the beginning?
With that in mind, let us pray:
-Father, we ask that you would give guidance, courage and strategy to the pro-life movement in this hour on how to tackle all 50 states and Congress.
-Lord raise up leaders like William Wilberforce in our Congress! We need those driven by Kingdom ideas to lead in this hour.
-Lord, We ask that you would bring healing and cleansing to our land now that abortion has lost its sanction from the federal government. Restore our land, and turn our hearts to you, Father.
Verses to press into as you pray on this issue:
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” -Esther 4:14
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” -Ephesians 6:13
How are you praying for the end of abortion? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: David Dibert on Unsplash.
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HEAVENLY FATHER, someone once said: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Help us, FATHER, to have the Courage to step out of our “comfort zones” and move forward, as YOU lead us and guide us to do. Help us to hear YOUR voice clearly—and that we might not allow fear to hinder what YOU would have us to do.
I pray this as humbly as I know how, in the precious and holy name of JESUS CHRIST, my Savior and my LORD. Amen and Amen
When you kill one child you kill the world and rob humanity of a force for godliness…
Help us see this wickedness as You see it Lord, and Pray as You Pray against this evil.
In Jesus Precious Name we pray Amen!
Please Lord, God, give us the will the stamina and perseverance to continue fighting for every life in every state one at a time and get this scourge removed from our lives in tne name of Jesus. Amen
What’s funny is this exact wording came to mind, about being complacent. I was being told and warned that if I become complacent, my nation would suffer a worse fate.
Father, we need You. But, more than that, we WANT You in our nation.
We are learning perseverance.
I continue to wonder why slavery is not addressed in this country. It’s been noted by those in the area of cartels, mafia and illegal activities that our southern border is a channel for not only sex and drug traffic but also a Million plus people in this country being held against their will. With a steady supply from the border and a president that agrees, only the God of the Impossible gives hope..
Yes, this is the beginning of the battle – the end is fifty states down the road. With God’s help, direction, protection, Holy Spirit power (that raised Jesus from the dead) we press on toward the goal. Perseverance will be required as we keep in mind – ” ‘not by power, not by might, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord.” The battle is His. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com