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Life is Worthy of Protection

new year Jan 09, 2023

Shame on us!

How can a Christian nation allow humans to be treated the way they are treated? Babies are being murdered. People of all ages are being kidnapped and sold into slavery. People of all ages are physically, mentally, verbally, and sexually attacked. Our elders are being taken advantage of and mistreated. The homeless are left on the streets. The addicts are mutilating their bodies. Shame on us! Why do we sit back and allow this to happen?

National Human Trafficking Day is January 11th and Sanctity of Life day is January 22nd.

It’s too bad we only have two days in January reserved for the protection of human life. This should be an everyday responsibility for each and every person. In addition to prayer, I ask that you watch the movie Girl in Room 13. Anne Heche starred in this controversial movie prior to her death. In fact, many speculate that her role in this movie may have caused her death because she knew things about human trafficking that the rich and powerful wanted to keep quiet. Sadly, human trafficking is a big business. The Human Trafficking Institute reports that there are an estimated 24.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world today.

The answer to protecting human life is a spiritual answer. There is a spiritual battle in our country that has hardened hearts and elevated greed and pleasure to a place that is higher than respect for human dignity. It is a sinful problem. A problem that cannot be resolved without Jesus Christ. We need a spiritual awakening in this country, one bigger than we have ever needed before.

I invite you to pray with me earnestly for the rest of this month. Each day, please pray as you have never prayed before. Pray for your family. Pray for your neighbor. Pray for your city. Pray for your state. Pray for this country. Pray for yourself and the souls of all people to seek Jesus Christ in ways we have not sought Him before. Pray we thirst for Him. Pray we hunger for Him. Pray we cry out in desperation for His help.

Daniel Nash (also known as Father Nash) was a prayer warrior who worked alongside Charles Finney during the Second Great Awakening. He was an intercessor that worked mostly behind the scenes. Father Nash would often travel to the destination of the revival three or four weeks before Evangelist Charles Finney arrived. He would meet with two or three other men, and they would pray in a local room within the town. In one story, Daniel Nash and Abel Clary knocked on a door of a “humble cottage,” wanting a place to stay. The homeowner was poor and did not have extra room, but agreed to allow them to rent a “dark and damp cellar for the period of the Finney meetings (at least two weeks), and there in that self-chosen cell, those prayer partners battled the forces of darkness” (pp. 10-11). 

In another example, Father Nash and two other prayer partners were in a boarding house for three days when the homeowner contacted Charles Finney to report, “They haven’t eaten a bit of food. I opened the door and peeped in at them because I could hear them groaning, and I saw them down on their faces. They have been this way for three days, lying prostrate on the floor and groaning. I thought something awful must have happened to them. I was afraid to go in and I didn’t know what to do.” Finney explained to the homeowner that it wasn’t necessary to do anything because they were in laborious prayer preparing the city for revival (p. 11).  


This is the type of prayer that we need for the full month of January. Prayer that is laborious and constant. A time of prayer that is without ceasing. This is the time for us to seek God’s will to intercede on behalf of the United States of America because we cannot save ourselves. Only God can save us.

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