Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Must Pray

(I am not trying to put you down if you are a woman who has had an abortion. Please understand that I am not judging you in any way, I am only stating my beliefs. If you are a woman who has gone through this experience, please do not feel burdened in any way by this blog.)

I watched the election tonight, and my heart hurts. This is not only because most of the people I was rooting for lost, nor is it because Colorado was categorized as a blue state (although these things do disappoint me). My heart aches because of the outcome of Amendment 48. This amendment defines the word “person” to include any human being from the moment of conception. This could have possibly led to abortion being viewed as murder, instead of the easiest option out of a pregnancy. Sadly, this amendment was defeated. 74% of people in Colorado voted to overturn this amendment. That means that 74 % of the citizens in Colorado do not think babies should be characterized as “persons” at the moment of conception!
To me, this is appalling. I hate the thought of so many people thinking that it is okay to abort a baby. I am a Christian, so I believe that God has a purpose for each and every baby. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

To me, this means that at the moment of fertilization, it becomes a baby; a living, breathing, baby who may grow up to be a doctor, lawyer, politician, or any one of the many possibilities. Because this amendment was turned over, millions more babies will be killed without ever having the chance to take their first steps. Right now, over 4,000 babies are aborted each day in America. 50 million abortions occur each year just in America! Think how many more people could be used for God’s purposes if they had lived to see their first birthdays.

God gives life to all things, including babies. We must pray with all our might that God will intervene and save these babies' lives. We must pray for our country, and for the president. Even if Obama is not the man we voted for, we must pray for him and his future decisions. He now has a mighty influence over our country, and he could use it for good or bad. We must pray that he will make the right decisions, and not be influenced by the world. Our country is a powerful and wonderful country. We have a great influence over the rest of the world, and much of the world looks to us for help in times of need. We need to make sure that our example is a good one that shows God’s love and power in our lives.

Please join me in praying for our country and all that is to come in the next four years. Please pray for the millions of babies being aborted every year. If we want our country to be strong and have eternal foundations, we must pray ceaselessly for it. I am going to commit to praying for my country and all of its leaders. I hope you will join me.

God Bless America.


  1. Thank you Molly! This really described my heart for the unborn. How sad it is that our country has fallen so low! I will pray with you for these little ones who are so precious in God's sight!


  2. Well put Molly. Thank you for encouraging us to pray for Obama, he needs it. Maybe if the body of Christ can come together to pray for him his heart can be changed. My heart hurts for the millions of precious babies who will never get to take their first breath but I will continue in prayer that America will someday see this vile act as murder.

  3. Molly, remember that the 74% you mentioned represents those that VOTED--not 74% of Coloradoans. There are many who's voices were not heard (even your own). It also doesn't necessarily mean that the number of babies aborted per year will increase. Do not lose hope. Christ is the victory. Take joy knowing these babies are with their God, who loves them more than we can imagine. Pray for the mothers, who for whatever reason, made a sad choice. Beyond praying--consider reaching out to women. Volunteering at places like Birthright of Colorado or the Alpha Center. Sharing your love of the Lord with girls around you is by far a better way to save these babies--more than any amendment will ever be able to do.
    I say all this to you with much love and pride I have for you as my sister in Christ. Keep writing, I LOVE IT!