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March 27, 2017

Payer for the Health Services in the Inner City

According to a report by the American Health Foundation, while Americans have made substantial health gains in key areas, the report highlights serious challenges for the country that are eroding these hard-won gains. Rising rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease and drug deaths signal serious health challenges. Among those who live in the inner city, the rate for obesity is nearly 50%, and among children, above 20%, according to The State of Obesity.2 Census results in 2010 reveal that Planned Parenthood is targeting minority neighborhoods. Seventy-nine percent of its surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods in the inner city, per the Executive Summary of Protecting Black Life.3 Let us pray for better policies in Health and Human Services for our communities.” (Rickie Bradshaw)1

“And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those who were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and He healed them.” (Matthew 15:30: KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mr. Tom Price, as he advises President Trump on matters of health, welfare, and income security programs.

  2. Pray for programs and services that will help to introduce, rebuild, restore and/or enhance the divine sanctity of life, the discovery of personal and relational identity, purpose and destiny. (Taken from The Reconciled Church)

  3. Pray for a decrease in funding health clinics for abortions in the inner cities and for an increase in alternative health care programs for pregnant women.

  4. Pray for more private healthy food services that are made available for children and their families in the inner city.

  5. Pray for the residents in the inner city to experience the healing presence and power of Jesus Christ.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray first for the ending of abortion in America. African Americans and Latinos in our inner cities are targeted for this horrific procedure. We cry out for these sons and daughters of our nation. Save them, Lord! We pray for HHS Secretary Tom Price and ask that you grant him wisdom. May he press for the elimination of funding for abortion and an increase in funding for family medical clinics—truly caring for the health of the women and children in the inner cities. And foremost, we ask that Jesus, our Healer, would be manifest your love and healing to this segment of our population, especially. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that You will give strategies for the care of the health of those living in the inner cities and that abortion will end in America, especially in the inner cities!

1 Learn more about Rickie Bradshaw here.

2 “Rates and Trends”, The State of Obesity, September 2016. 3/20/17.

3 “Facts About Abortion”,, 2017. 03/20/17.


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