Exodus 20:1-2, 13

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... You shall not murder."

Lord, since 22 January 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled that a woman had the right to abort her child, over 60,000,000 children have been murdered in their mother's womb. The mother's womb, a haven of safety as designed by the LORD, God, the Almighty, has been turned into an abattoir, a slaughterhouse. A child of a minority race has a less than 50-50 chance of natural birth. And the Church is silent.

How many thousands of lives are held in frozen stasis in embryo banks because their parents demanded the satisfaction of owning a child even if the cost is the sacrificed lives of other of their children? And the Church is silent.

Lord, bring us to our knees in repentance. Force us to be the voices of those sacrificed lives, rising to prick the conscience of this nation. If we remain silent, let the stones of the walls cry out. It is no wonder that You withhold revival, we withhold repentance!

For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the woodwork respond. "Woe to him who builds a town with blood and founds a city on iniquity! Habakkuk 2:11-12

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 71

Mid-day: 119:97-104

Evening: Psalm 147 fF

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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