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Father, we pray that You would renew and revive America. Shift us from a culture of death to a culture of life, Lord.

There is a culture of death in America. Now is the time to pray to reverse that culture and replace it with life.

From The Federalist. As the country reels over the Texas massacre, where 19 children and two adults were gunned down by a single shooter who was barely more than a child himself, the question on everyone’s mind is why? Why would any person march into an elementary school and open fire on innocents? And why can’t we overcome such evil?

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“Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” President Joe Biden asked. “Why do we keep letting this happen? Where in God’s name is our backbone to have the courage to deal with it?”

Of course, Biden was only asking the “why” questions as a rhetorical maneuver so he could weigh in with his predictable answer: guns. The usual political and media suspects joined the chorus. The left claims firearms themselves are the cause, and anything short of their preferred policy prescription of so-called “universal background checks” and an “assault weapons ban” is “irresponsible and egregious….”

Amid the Texas news updates and hot takes, a stomach-churning TikTok made the rounds on Twitter. In it, a young, pro-abortion mother cradles her infant and says in a sing-song voice to the child, “Hi, I could have killed you, but I chose to let you live,” then likening the killing of babies in utero to killing germs with hand sanitizer….

It’s the sickest of ironies that the Texas tragedy interrupted the left’s mental breakdown upon learning that their contrived “right to abortion” looks to be ending. After the leak of the draft opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, demonstrators harassed and threatened Supreme Court justices outside their homes, sang “Thank God for abortion,” and threw Molotov cocktails into pregnancy resource centers to burn them. Biden and others admitted that abortion kills a “child….”

This culture is much deeper than abortion, though. That barbaric ritual is in many ways just another piece of rotten fruit from the same Godless tree. It’s in rejecting the Creator’s authority and the truth that He made every human being in His own image and for His glory, not our own, that our society embraces death.

After all, if there is no God who assigns value to human life, we really are nothing more than aimless clumps of cells without worth or eternal purpose. In the name of liberation and rationalism, we’ve instructed our children, who have instructed their children, to believe this. You can be anything you want to be. You can do anything you want to do. And you don’t answer to anyone….

How are you praying for a culture of life, not of death? Share your prayers in the comments.

(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash)

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Darlene Estlow
June 2, 2022

Father, change the hearts of our nation that we may love life from the very beginning. Give us your wisdom. Thank you for being compassionate otherwise we would seize to exist! We praise your name for the change that is coming and you have begun.

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Priscilla Meyenburg
June 1, 2022

As I was searching from Gods words, I was thinking how was a Father, Mother going to make sure they unite with them again. These children were covered under Gods love for they were children, they are now in Heaven with Jesus surrounded by Love abundant, joy, and peace. They will not know of the shooting because they have been made whole. Trying to gather my thoughts as I pray each day to help the Parents, family, friends to get through this unthinkable horrible hurt, Luke 18:11-17 shows Jesus Heart for the Children; Jesus called them (the) children unto Him. Jesus presented a object lesson stating that a child is completely dependent upon its parents, likewise we are totally dependent upon the Father in the same manner..Gods is saying you will be with your children if you likewise ihumble your selves in like manner as a Child. Children depend upon Parents for Eating, A home, clothes, food, discipline and LOVE. We must as parents prepare and be humble before God, receive salvation making sure we are Believers to enter The Kingdom of God. I know for sure when you speak to younger children about God, the questions come about Jesus, along with the Why’s. They listen and believe there is a Jesus. But as we get older we sometimes forget The reasons Jesus paid a price. I pray if there is even one Parent that does not know Jesus as their savior they have a choice one day to be with their child and know, even they have hurt for years they must understand that God is taking care of them now. This is a promise He has committed to fill because of His Great Love to give US Life for eternity. I know only of a couple ways to heal the Hurt and bad memories is: Jesus to help heal those that are hurting so badly, draw close to Him, saturate your self in Gods words #2 Get involved in making sure the schools are safe for others; Not The Government or Official’s that never keep promises. There are groups to join, keep a avid interest in the schools in your area, get rid of CRT, bring prayer back in schools, bring. Bibles back in schools. Reading Luke 18 was simple to say simply is we must Humble ourselves before God to help us see what is before us as Parents; join with Jesus in getting healed. I pray that this incident will open up a Army for God to keep Evil Away from our children we must get Dynamic Power from our Father to help other Parents to See the Importance of what our Father can do. Children are very important to our Father. He is mad I am sure but those that created this Evil will be punished. . Jesus is the name to call upon to help those in need. My prayers go before all parents. Be blessed 🧎‍♀️

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Kim Kennedy
June 1, 2022

I declare life over every mother who has spoken death over her own children. I declare the planting of heaven in the womb, in Jesus Name. I declare and decree a Spirit of Adoption be loosed as the Name Abba is sung by the Father and by His Bride, IJN. I declare and decree abortion is ending. It shall not stand before the King in heaven, it shall not stand here on earth. I loose a Spirit of Truth upon our nation and upon our world to bring deliverances and salvation, IJN.

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Lori Meed
June 1, 2022

I completely agree with this assessment. My first response upon hearing about the shooting, as I have for all the shootings that have taken place in the US that are targeted toward children, is that all we can do is repent as a nation for murdering our own children. As long as it’s legal in this nation and we go about murdering our children in the womb or shortly after they’re born the enemy has every legal right from a spiritual point of view to take the lives of our children. It might sound like a harsh assessment, and even understanding that does not absolve us from compassion and prayer for the families involved for the police etc but unless we deal with the spiritual root we cannot expect God to act on our behalf.

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Eduardo
June 1, 2022

Father. We come up with the stupidest excuses when we try to justify why we’re turning our backs in You.
We repent. Forgive us.
Now, Daddy. A lot of children have been hurt and killed on my watch. I didn’t call You because it was “over there.” I am guilty and I am sorry.
Can You do me a favor? Execute justice for the unborn, periborn and born alive murdered? Turn hearts to You and cause massive confusion in the enemy’s camps, causing them to turn on each other?
As for me, here I am.

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Mary
June 1, 2022

Lord God, Merciful Father, we have walked away from You, the Holy One Who forgives, Blesses and Saves. You made Your Blessings and curses very plain in Deuteronomy. You told Your people in Dt.30:19 that “I call Heaven and earth as winesses today, against you that I have set before you life and death,blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and cling to Him, for He is your life and length of your days; and that you may
dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
Elijah said the same thing to the people in 1Kings 18:20 “If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow Him, but the people answered not a word.
Then the United States in its founding was covenanted by a people who wanted it consecrated to The Lord God. They were given a vision for this land and the same message of Deuteronomy 30 “ This is from John Winthrops City on a Hill Speech in 1630. “Beloved, there is now set before us life and death, good and evil,” in that we are commanded to love one another, to walk in His ways and to keep His Commandments and His ordinance and laws, and the articles of our Covenant with Him, that we may live and be multiplied, and that the Lord our God may Bless us in the land whither we go to possess it But if our hearts shall turn away, so that we will not obey, but shall be seduced, and worship other Gods, our pleasure and profits, and serve them; it is propounded unto us this day, we shall surely perish out of the good land whither we pass over this vast sea to possess it.
Therefore let us choose Life, that we and our seed may live, by obeying His voice, and cleaving to Him
For He is our Life and prosperity!
Lord forgive us! We don’t know Your Word or our own History. We chose everything else But You!
We know You are Faithful and as Your People called by Your Name we repent, in humiliation, and turn from our wicked ways, we pray, we are and will seek Your Face! Father, then You will hear from Heaven and Heal our Land!
We Love You Jesus!

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