Do Pro-Lifers Have a Prayer?

While the Templeton Foundation and other quasi-scientific-spiritual think tanks fund massive studies exploring the efficacy of prayer, we here at Killing the Buddha would like to offer a simpler and far cheaper method to ascertain if praying to God actually works. As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, let us take a look at the prayers offered by the religious right in the hopes of overturning the ruling.

Our precious God and and personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Move the heart of America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President and others serving in Congress. who do not walk in your ways.

Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society.

On this aborted fetus, the Democrats may plant their flag. For our churches and Christian-owned businesses are told to surrender our values under the edict of government orders to provide tax-funded abortion pills. Under Obama, we are told to carefully and intentionally stop saying things like homosexuality and baby killing are sinful and call them disorders.

But we remain faithful to your Word. For you tell your people that any time we see some kind of agenda that is anti-human being, it’s anti-baby, it’s anti-humanity, it’s anti-population growth, we’re looking at something that ultimately comes from Satan himself .

So we will continue to fight because every unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. These babies deserve that we fight tooth-and-nail for them.

We also remember those men whose chance to be a father was aborted by feminists who place their individual rights over God’s law. May they find hope and healing for the loss of their baby.

But even though we endure persecution in the name of the Almighty, we know that He hears the prayers of his faithful. He is inching the United States ever closer to the first abortion-free state thanks to the concerned women of America.

Grant those of us who stand firm on the foundations of faith the courage to expose the agents of America’s moral decline and culture of death. May God’s abiding truth give us the wisdom to preach against the common roots of homosexuality, abortion, and pornography and other evils of secular humanism.


In God’s holy name we pray and protest,




Access to abortion might be hanging on by a thread in some states. But despite their prayers, not to mention their massive funding streams, abortion remains legal in all 50 states. So either prayers don’t work, or perhaps God chose to say “no.” She can get a bit cranky at times.

Becky Garrison is a satirist/storyteller whose most recent book is Roger Williams’s Little Book of Virtues (Wipf & Stock, March 2020). Also, she edited Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resilience (Transgress Press, 2015). Her six books include 2006’s Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church (PW, starred review).