Petition Prayer Program
The call to pray is a serious and solemn admonition to God’s people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 states “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Our nation truly deserves the judgment of a Holy God because of the wickedness of the sin of abortion. The people of God are the only ones with the mandate to pray on behalf of their nation. So, it follows that we must stand in the gap and come before the Throne of Heaven to beseech the Almighty for mercy.
We, at Petition Ministries believe that the issue of abortion has come to a point of saturation in our land. This has caused God’s ear to listen for His peoples’ cry. Because, He wants to offer mercy! The precious souls who lost their lives due to abortion, though they are in Heaven with Him, are crying out to Him as well. Revelation 6:9 shows the principle and gives us a picture of how innocent souls cry out to God for justice.
“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
If the martyrs cry for justice, how much more the precious souls who did not even have the chance to live for God on the earth because they were killed before birth. Those voices are loud in heaven and getting louder. If this is the case, we on earth, need to be paying attention to the instructions God gave us in His Word. We must pray about this issue. We must repent of our wickedness. Even if abortion has not touched your life in some way, as a man or woman of God on the earth, it is incumbent upon you to identify with your generation and the society you live in that has perpetuated the slaughter of the innocents.
The scriptures are full of incidents where the people polluted their land by their evil practices. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, His followers have the right and the charge to come before God’s throne to affect change in their world. Here are some verses which give us insight into this concept. (see below for an example of some of the resources available in the Petition Prayer Coordinator’s manual)
The Call To Intercede Regarding Abortion
The following verses explain the concept of blood guild and how the Lord’s people should petition God for mercy regarding the shedding of innocent blood.
– Gen. 4:10
“He said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.’ ”
– Nu 35:33
“So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.”
– Deut 19:10
“So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and blood-guiltiness be on you.”
– Deut. 21:9
“So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.”
– Isaiah 59:6b-7a
“Their works are works of iniquity, and an act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, devastation and destruction are in their highways.”
– Psalm 106:38
“They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with the blood. Thus they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds.”
– Prov. 12:6
“The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them and the innocent ones.” (AMP)
Petition Ministries calls intercessors to join the voice of repentance and the cry for justice about the travesty of abortion. Volunteer Prayer Petition Coordinators recruit teams who God has set apart to pray; gifted intercessors, seasoned prayer warriors and others, to partner together for this purpose, in conjunction with the Petition Memorial Services that are being conducted.
Training and instruction for developing these teams takes place during web based training sessions for coordinators. PDF prayer manuals are provided when the church, ministry or other groups, purchase the Petition Memorial kits for their event. Prayer Coordinators work closely with the event coordinators to make certain that devoted, effective prayer teams come together before, during, and after the services. Their teams take part in the memorial service program as part of the process.
If you would like to volunteer to become a Petition Prayer Coordinator in your area, please email us for a welcome packet at firstname.lastname@example.org.