Prayer Vigil Guide
"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" - Psalm 8:1-4
Why start with praise and adoration during this prayer vigil? It is the most appropriate way to enter into His presence; acknowledge that his presence is deeply needed in this place. Pray, praising Jesus for who he is.
"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin." – Psalm 51:1-2
Pray, acknowledging and confessing the sin of our nation, as well as anything personally you need to confess. Pray a personal prayer of repentance for past failure to oppose abortion and for not aiding pregnant moms.
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." - Romans 8:1
Offer a silent prayer of thanks for forgiveness, as well as for the Lord’s blessings, for the Lord loving us, and for those who are suffering from past abortions.
Pray for those involved in abortion (medical professionals, organizations, this Planned Parenthood, etc.) – Matthew 5:44
Pray for unborn babies, that they will be saved – Psalm 102:17-20
Pray for the hearts of the fathers and mothers and that they will choose life for their babies – Malachi 4:5-6
Pray for the salvation of couples in a crisis pregnancy - Romans 10:1
Pray that the Church will open their homes to mothers who have chosen life for their child – John 14:18; James 1:27
Pray for laws and policies – at both state and national level…that will outlaw abortion. Pray specifically for the IL state laws that have made abortion much easier – 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Pray for how can you best help end abortion in the days, weeks, and months ahead – Psalm 46:10; Romans 8:26-27
Pray for Waterleaf as they minister to abortion-minded women and men. Pray that they will be able to minister to many who are headed to Planned Parenthood.
Pray that this Planned Parenthood will close down!