Almost twenty years ago, I marched for the first time in a pro-life rally on a major highway in my hometown. I remember the hundreds of fellow pro-life advocates who silently stood on that somber Sunday evening.
We held signs to decree a simple statement of protest- “Abortion Kills Children.” There was no rioting, no jeers of contention, no upheaval of anger. As the wind blew calmly down our mile-long line of peaceful protestors, we whispered this sacred prayer:
“Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sin of our nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.”
Each year, the local pregnancy center hosted similar silent protests, and each year we participated.
One year I drove to the inner city area of South Houston to protest the opening plans of an an abortion clinic. I stood with our crew of college students and prayed the same petition for justice in our land. With red tape over our mouths that read “LIFE,” we prayed for hours that the murder of the unborn millions would end in our nation.
This morning, the rumors of this hope came to life as I read headlines saying, “Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of abortion.”
On this day, the innocent child in the womb can rejoice. Today, the hands of their murderers are stayed by the strength of justice. The Church has much more to do in aiding mothers, supporting children, and guiding families in the coming years, but today is a great step forward for our nation. It is the greatest triumph for America that I have witnessed in my life! Thank you, Jesus, for giving us the grace to end abortion in our land. May we see revival come to America.