Sunday, October 14, 2012

40 Days of Prayer - Day 17


Jeremiah 2:31-34

O generation, see the word of the LORD!  Have I been a wilderness to Israel, or a land of darkness?  Why do My people say, “We are lords, we will come no more to You”?
Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?  Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.  Why do you beautify your way to seek love?  Therefore you have also taught the wicked women your ways.  Also on your skirts is found the blood of the lives of the poor innocents.  I have not found it by secret search, but plainly…

Founding Father Quote:
“He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard of his country.” 
–Samuel Adams

Father God, we have left the beautiful splendor of your righteousness for the ugliness that comes from choosing our own foolish paths.  Forgive us for not following Your Word, for not valuing human life.  Forgive us for taking so much for granted.  As a nation, we have seen unwanted pregnancies on the rise, even glorifying these young women on our television shows and through national media campaigns.  Instead of turning back to the Bible, we have glorified pregnancy out of wedlock.  We have rationalized our poor choices and even shed the innocent blood of the womb.  We blame these choices on convenience or science, but Your Word calls it murder.  Israel did not escape Your judgment for killing innocent children and neither will we.  For you are the same yesterday, today and forever.  We ask Your forgiveness for killing the lives of untold millions.  May we turn from our wicked ways and become a people who hide Your Word in our hearts, that we might not sin against You.  Amen.

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