The whole battle against abortion is a spiritual battle. And unless we pray, we will never stop abortion, whether that be in Ireland or throughout the world. . . .
Instead of praying and fasting as a united Church, we took secular signs, ‘Protect them both’, and we held vigils, but we didn’t vigil to God, we vigiled to man . . . and maybe God is allowing this to happen to bring us to our knees, to bring Ireland to her knees at this time, because we have forgot Him in this battle. . . .
I believe if you leave God out of the battle, as Scripture says ‘If you deny Me before man, I will deny you before My Father.’ And sadly, that’s where Ireland went wrong; we didn’t make this a spiritual battle, we made it a human rights battle. And we can never win without God on the front of everything we do. — Life Site News
Bernadette Smyth is Director of Precious Life in Ireland. She led the pro-life movement there last year, which failed after the nation legalized abortion – for all nine months of pregnancy – on January 1. I have yet to hear one pro-life leader in America say what Ms. Smyth did. She wisely saw that abortion is a spiritual problem and requires spiritual weapons. Smyth realized that the pro-life movement had forgotten God in its fight and deserved to lose as a result.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water. He turns it wherever he wishes.” – Proverbs 21:1 (NKJV)
We love to march for life in America. We love to hold up banners and posters too. Do we love to pray? Abortion is a spiritual problem. Only spiritual warfare can defeat it. Satan loves marches, banners, and posters because they don’t threaten him. Only the prayer of faith does.
God holds in his hands the hearts of monarchs, presidents, politicians, and business owners. He can turn them in any direction in order to do his will. All we have to do is ask. Are we asking God to do the miraculous, or are we relying on man’s devices? If the latter, we deserve to lose.
Let us repent of our faithlessness and seek God. Through prayer, we can end abortion.