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A Call to Prayer and Fasting for the Unborn

Intercessors for America is calling the Church to a seven-day fast starting January 17th. Please join us by signing up below to receive 7 free daily devotions concerning the sanctity of life.

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2016 Prayer Focuses

What will we be praying for in this seven-day window? The very things that will make a difference in the lives of the unborn. Register now to receive the prayer guide, delivered day-by-day!

    • Day One

      The Unborn Life

      The question “When does life begin?” is central to the argument against abortion.

    • Day Two

      The Supreme Court

      There is no group of individuals who have more earthly influence over the plight of the unborn in America than the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    • Day Three

      Deciding Birth Parents

      While the Supreme Court holds the key to protecting the unborn as a group, the people who are in the best position to protect them individually are the deciding birth parents – those parents of the unborn who are deciding what to do.

    • Day Four


      It is frighteningly easy to demonize people as the perpetrators while forgetting the fact that they are blinded by significant, powerful spiritual forces of darkness.

    • Day Five

      The American Family

      In the natural process of things, families care for their children. The murder of countless infants in our day is more than unusual. It is unnatural.

    • Day Six

      Post Abortive Parents

      There are conservatively 20 million women in our nation who deal with the guilt, pain and regret of having ended a human life.

    • Day Seven


      Adoption is the next frontier for the pro-life movement. We must support it with our words, our finances, and our actions until no one can say that there are unwanted children in America.

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    Archives (2015)

    Below you will find links to the email devotionals from the 2015 National Sanctity of Life Week of Prayer and Fasting.

    Day One

    "Unreasonable Love for Life"

    by Awakening America Alliance (Kay Horner)

    Prayer Focus: The Unborn

    Day Two

    "Method vs. Motive"

    by March for Life (Bethany Goodman)

    Prayer Focus: Post-Abortive Women

    Day Three

    "Twists and Turns"

    by Awakening America Alliance (Kay Horner)

    Prayer Focus: Deciding Birth Parents

    Day Four

    "Cody, A Quiet Witness"

    by Joni & Friends (Joni Eareckson Tada)

    Prayer Focus: Abortion Industry Workers

    Day Five

    "Families, Faith and Abundant Life"

    by Care Net (Roland C. Warren)

    Prayer Focus: The American Familyn

    Day Six

    "Cultivating A Heart of Compassion"

    by Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (Reggie Littlejohn)

    Prayer Focus: The Supreme Court & Legislation

    Day Seven

    "Growing Strong"

    by Intercessors for America (Nicole Arnoldbik)

    Prayer Focus: The Pro-Life Movement

    Reagan's 1984 Proclamation

    Proclamation 5147

    National Sancitity of Human Life Day, 1983

    January 13, 1984

    A Proclamation

    The values and freedoms we cherish as Americans rest on our fundamental commitment to the sanctity of human life. The first of the “unalienable rights” affirmed by our Declaration of Independence is the right to life itself, a right the Declaration states has been endowed by our Creator on all human beings -- whether young or old, weak or strong, healthy or handicapped.

    Since 1973, however, more than 15 million unborn children have died in legalized abortions -- a tragedy of stunning dimensions that stands in sad contrast to our belief that each life is sacred. These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in all our Nation's wars, will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.

    We are poorer not simply for lives not led and for contributions not made, but also for the erosion of our sense of the worth and dignity of every individual. To diminish the value of one category of human life is to diminish us all. Slavery, which treated Blacks as something less than human, to be bought and sold if convenient, cheapened human life and mocked our dedication to the freedom and equality of all men and women. Can we say that abortion -- which treats the unborn as something less than human, to be destroyed if convenient -- will be less corrosive to the values we hold dear?

    We have been given the precious gift of human life, made more precious still by our births in or pilgrimages to a land of freedom. It is fitting, then, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that struck down State anti-abortion laws, that we reflect anew on these blessings, and on our corresponding responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings.

    Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 22, 1984, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.

    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.

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