Yesterday, I was thinking about Abby Johnson. If you are not familiar, she used to work for Planned Parenthood and there is a book that tells her story called Unplanned: The Dramatic Story of a former Planned Parenthood leader’s eye-opening journey across the life line.
I am sure part of the reason she is on my mind is because I am planning to read her book this month and it is sitting on my shelf- but also because her story gives me hope.
It motivates me to pray for the leaders of NOW (National Organization of Women), Planned Parenthood, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League)- just to name a few.
Because I serve a God who changes hearts. He transforms people- bringing them from darkness to light.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
So starting today, I am going to pray specifically each day for leaders of these organizations and others. I am going to pray for God to change their hearts- to awaken them to the truth- to turn them from darkness to light.
Each day I will post a person’s name and a prayer- and ask you to pray with me- that God would change their hearts- all for His Glory.
Matthew 5:43-48 (Jesus spoke these words)
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.