In response to the Illinois House and Senate passing an extreme, across-the-board abortion bill, Pastor Corey Musgrave led a prayer at the General Assembly on May 31, asking that God “judge Illinois for the sanctioned destruction of the innocent unborn.”
The sweeping, pro-abortion legislation now goes to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.), a multi-billionaire who has pledged to sign the bill into law.
Corey Musgrave is a lead pastor at New Beginnings Church in Fairfield, Ill.
In his prayer of reparation for Illinois’ embrace of abortion under nearly all circumstances, Musgrave said the state had “decided to go its own way apart from you,” God.
“God, none of our evil actions have been hidden from You,” said the pastor. “You see everything,”
“Lord, You have told us those things which You hate, and among them are hands that shed innocent blood….
“I stand here in this House, in this high place in Illinois, and ask You, O God, creator of Heaven and Earth, if there is anything more innocent than a baby that is being created in the womb?”
He continued, “God, we have made our appeals to the leaders of Illinois this week on behalf of those innocent babies who do not yet have a voice. We have been a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves as You have commanded us.
“Those appeals were denied, but we have one final appeal left and that is to the courts of Heaven.
“God Almighty, I make an appeal to Heaven today, to You the perfect judge, the One who presides over Heaven’s court. I ask you to rise up, O God, and judge Illinois for the sanctioned destruction of the innocent unborn.
“For when Your judgments are in this state, the inhabitants of Illinois learn righteousness.”
“In this House I pray for justice to roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty river,” said Musgrave. “In Your judgment, I pray that You would remember mercy, for we know that You, O God, do not want anyone to be destroyed.
“I ask this in the name of Your Son, the One who died for a sinner like me, the One who was appointed to judge the living and the dead. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
Illinois’ Reproductive Health Act states that every pregnant woman has a “fundamental right” to an abortion. “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of this state,” according to the legislation, which allows abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and even permits partial-birth abortion, which is contrary to federal law.