If you have arrived here from a button on someone’s blog, this prayer team is being hosted during 2010 by Tammy at Not Mine But God’s Story. You can read all about it here, and I hope you’ll consider joining us! Thanks for stopping by!

There was a lot going on in 1973. OPEC doubled the price of oil. The Watergate tapes were released that year. To the great relief of the United States, the Vietnam war finally ended. But there was also a law decided by the Supreme Court in 1973, that has affected far more lives than even the Vietnam war – a mind-blowing 50,000,000+ U.S. lives to Vietnam’s 58,000. 36 years ago today, Roe v. Wade was passed into law, legalizing 1st and 2nd trimester abortions.

I realize that I just posted a few days ago about the Sanctity of Human Life week. Before I go any further, I want to make something perfectly clear: If you are reading this post, or read my earlier post, and you have an abortion in your past, please know that my words and heart hold NO CONDEMNATION toward you! I was just chatting with a friend who recently came forth with this “secret” and she told me that in years past, Sanctity of Life week has been terribly hard for her – not just because of the focus on abortion, but because she felt that the pro-lifers were judging those, like her, who had made this decision and still carried its pain and consequences. I speak for myself, and those that I know who are working on the pro-life front lines, when I say that we hold you and your heart in the highest esteem.

This 36th anniversary finds me thinking a lot about all those lives lost and the ones left permanently altered by the decision for abortion. With our current presidential administration, I don’t see things changing anytime soon, UNLESS God’s people band together in prayer toward positive change. With that thought in mind, I’d like to make a proposal to all bloggers of like mind:

A commitment to pray for God to change the heart of President Obama on the subject of abortion.

To become involved:

By commenting on this post, you are committing to pray EVERY MONDAY for a pledged period of time: 3 mos., 6 mos., 9 mos., or 1 year. You’ll note your pledged time in your comment. Shooting to pray around the same time each week allows for very intentional, focused prayer in a corporate “e-fashion”, and will bathe that entire day in it.

I will post a current news piece and relevant scripture every Sunday that we can be praying together the next day.

To further the movement, you can post about it and link back to this post. You can also grab the button on my sidebar to post on your own blog.

We’ll revisit this in a year and see what God has done!

I thank you in advance for your participation. This is not an easy topic (often drawing ridicule) but it’s such an important one! 36 years spans a lot of days and a lot of lives. It’s only through the prayers of God’s people that a change will come. If even one more life is saved, imagine the potential:

If you are just joining the team (be sure and comment on this post with your commitment), please go here for the most current prayer focus.