Christian Group Starts Prayer Campaign for Obama to Change Mind on Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 31, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Christian Group Starts Prayer Campaign for Obama to Change Mind on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 31
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A Christian pro-life group has started a new prayer campaign to pray that incoming president Barack Obama will change his mind on abortion. Beginning tomorrow and extending for the next 19 days, the Christian Defense Coalition will lead prayer for Obama outside the White House.

The prayer vigil will take place every day at noon until the inauguration.

The group will close with a large prayer vigil on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday on Monday, January 19 at noon.

The Christian Defense Coalition is encouraging the faith community to pray for Obama and his conversion on abortion at noon in their homes, churches and local communities all across the nation.

The group will be praying daily for Obama from the 40 year old Inaugural Prayer of Dr. Billy Graham.

"We thank Thee for this torch of faith handed to us by our forefathers. May we never let it be extinguished. Thou alone hast given us our prosperity, our freedom and power. This faith in God is our heritage and foundation," the prayer says.

"The whole world is watching to see if the faith of our fathers will stand the trials and tests of the hour. Too long we have neglected Thy word and ignored Thy laws. Too long we have tried to solve our problems without reference to Thee. Too long we have tried to live by bread alone," it continues.

"So we pray, O God, as we enter a new era, that we as a nation may experience a moral and spiritual rest," it adds. "And in the lonely moments of decision grant him an uncompromising courage to do what is morally right."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney Director, the director of the group, talked with LifeNews.com about the prayer and fasting campaign.

"What we pray for President Obama we pray for Vice President Biden and members of the Cabinet," he explained.

As part of this season of prayer, Mahoney will be going on a 21 day fast and hunger strike to pray for and stand in solidarity and identify with the 50 million children and countless women who have been victims of abortion.

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