Another Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is upon us tomorrow.
If you wish to meditate in advance on my text for the sermon, please see Genesis 9:1-7. The title of the sermon is Why God’s Blessing Means Making Babies Not Murdering Them.
I don’t know about you, but I struggle to know how to pray redemptively in light of the scourge of abortion beyond the obvious.
Scotty Smith, pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee, a frequent blogger for the Gospel Coalition, posted a helpful piece entitled A Prayer of Advocacy for Unborn Children. In it he expresses the following concerns and requests:
- For the courage and compassion to live as faithful advocates for human life.
- For the gospel compassion necessary to care for the women and men whose stories are marked by abortion – either as victims or agents.
- For wisdom to know how to love and serve those who have had to give up their children before birth to the heartbreak of miscarriage and stillbirth.
- For grace to open our hearts and homes to the millions of orphaned children who have made it safely into the world – that our zeal against abortion be matched by our zeal for adoption.
To read his entire prayer, which I wholeheartedly commend to you, click here.