Psalm 68:11 “The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng”
This year, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Senate passing the Nineteenth Amendment and the ratification process beginning. The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote and empowered them to make a difference in this nation as never before. It is both an honor and a great responsibility to play a part in shaping the destiny of this nation.
The women who paved the way, the suffragettes made it possible for women’s voices to be heard, for women to arise as daughters, sisters and mothers of our Great Nation. Never before has our Nation been in greater need of the voices of Godly daughters, sisters and mothers as it is now.
We have seen the counterfeit as the Women’s March movement has taken place in this country, but with its angry pro-abortion, pro-left agenda, it does not represent who the women of this nation are. It does not represent who God made us to be. It largely represents wounds that have not found the One who heals, and delivers.
The suffragettes themselves would not fall in line with their doctrine. They were pro-life. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote that “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”
It is time for this message to be heard again.
Jeremiah 31:15 “This is what the Lord says, “a voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
Last year many of us gathered at the Iowa State capitol as we watched history unfold in the Heartland. We watched, we testified, we prayed as the groundbreaking pro-life “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” passed through the Iowa Senate, then House and then was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds. This bill would have made it illegal to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. It was struck down in court before it could go into effect, and each year well over 3,000 babies are aborted in Iowa, their lives lost to us forever.
It is time as we mark this 100 year anniversary for women to raise their voices again…not just to the government, but to Heaven. It is time for us to stand in the gap in a greater way than ever before for the women and children of this beautiful state. It is time to cry out to Heaven as daughters, sisters and mothers and declare that Iowa is a place of Life.
Ladies, please join us on June 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol for a time of worship and intercession as we step into agreement with one another over the value of the women of our state and the life of the unborn. Please wear white in honor of the women in 1919 who were passionate about the voices of women being honored in our nation. History belongs to the Intercessors.