In 2004 a group of intercessors fasted and prayed 50 days for the ending of abortion and sought God for a way to act and then headed to Washington D.C. confident that prayer could change things. Thus was born Bound4Life, a group dedicated to prayer for the ending of abortion. Instead of picketing abortion clinics, they felt led to stand in silent vigil with their mouths covered by red tape with the word “life” in black letters. This unspoken siege, multiplied across the nation, has had a powerful impact and saved many lives.
During one of these silent sieges, someone had an idea that if they turned the “life” tape into a wristband, it would be an ongoing symbol and commitment to pray for the ending of abortion. Over 450,000 life bands have been distributed to date along with this simple prayer:
“Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”
This is a prayer of identificational repentance as we recognize and repent for our own sins and the sins of our nation in supporting abortion. When I first heard about the Life band prayer, I applauded the effort, but didn’t feel particularly connected to it…that is until I was reminded of my history….
My great grandmother was raped. In that day, abortion wasn’t legal and she endured the shame associated with an unwed pregnancy. My grandmother was the result. A family story not much talked about. However, when I consider that had abortion been legal, my beautiful grandmother would have been lost to this world, and my mother, my uncles, my cousins, my brother, myself and my own children would never have been born. Never existed… Yes, I do have a connection. I do have a story.
If you’ve had an abortion, there is redemption! God will turn even our wrong choices into His best good for us, when we love and trust Him with our lives. Seek the healing you need so that you can use your story to help save a life! Check out www.hopeafterabortion.com.
Let’s do what we can to save lives. Will you pray this prayer with me? “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”
For more information or to order a life band, go to: www.bound4life.com.