—On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court made a decision about marriage, which did not favor the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.
In fact, five justices on the Supreme Court overturned the votes of 50 million Americans who were for traditional marriage and demanded that the American people walk away from a definition of marriage defined by God millennia ago.
But no matter what our Supreme Court ruled, in God’s eyes, the only legitimate marriage is still and will always be between one man and one woman, and those who choose to still hold fast to this definition will not be silent for long, particularly once they experience the effects of this ruling in ways they never envisioned.
Our Prayer Strategy
With such a looming decision, we specifically set aside a 40-day time period from March 19 – April 27, 2015, with particular focus on Sunday, April 26th, to urge churches across the state to set aside time during services for corporate prayer and again on April 28th, the day of the oral arguments. We also asked for prayer immediately following the oral arguments until the Supreme Court decision on June 26.
We got a tremendous response from people of faith who stood in the gap in prayer for God’s design for marriage. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this effort.
Our work is not done, Friends. We need to continue to lift our country up to God in prayer, asking God for wisdom, for mercy, and for His direction.
Acts 23:1, says, “Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, ‘My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.’” Can we say that we have fulfilled our duty to God? Can we apply that to our marriages? Father God, we fall short a lot. Help us to have the kind of character and integrity that can say that we have honored you and fulfilled what you asked of us.