Scripture: For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet until there be no place. ---Jeremiah 7: 30-32.
Devotional: The thought of destroying children has never entered God’s heart. He never commanded it nor condoned it. That place was to be called “the valley of slaughter”. Our nation has been called the “Land of the free” and “Home of the brave”. If we continue to allow the slaughter our unborn children at a rate of nearly 4000 a day, what will we be called in future generations? If we continue to silence the cry of our children that are still in the womb, how long will it be before we no longer hear the cries of babies in our land because there will be no more children? How long before we will only hear the weeping and welling of their mothers who can not be comforted because their children are no more?
Prayer: Father, you hold the hearts of kings in your hand. Please turn the hearts of our leaders back to you. Lead us as a nation to a place of repentance and turning away from viewing the destruction of our unborn children as a legal right for women. Pull back the curtain that cloaks this evil in the deceptive language of health care in our land and expose the truth of abortion to our people. Abortion is an assault on women and unborn children that must be stopped. Give your people the courage and conviction to stand strong against this enemy that devours our unborn children and threatens to destroy our nation. We lay our broken hearts before you and ask for your forgiveness as we turn from this sin. Bring your healing to our nation from this crime against you and help us to remain the “Home of Free” and the “Land of the Brave” because we place our trust in Jesus Christ. Amen.