Pray for The Supreme Court Justices

Because the Supreme Court oral arguments about the constitutionality of marriage on April 28, 2015, were so critical, we asked our prayer warriors to pray for our current U.S. Supreme Court (Left to Right First Row): Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts Jr., Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Left to Right Second Row): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito Jr., Elena Kagan. Photo from http://www.supremecourt.gov.

Individual Prayers for Each Justice

John G. Roberts, Jr.

ABOUT: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children, Josephine and Jack.

PRAYER: Pray for his marriage and for his family. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Antonin Scalia

ABOUT: Antonin Scalia, an Associate Justice, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children, Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane.

PRAYER: Pray for his marriage and for his family. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Anthony M. Kennedy

ABOUT: Anthony M. Kennedy, an Associate Justice, was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children.

PRAYER: Pray for his marriage and for his family. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Clarence Thomas

ABOUT: Clarence Thomas, an Associate Justice, was born in the Pin Point community of Georgia near Savannah June 23, 1948. He married Virginia Lamp in 1987 and has one child, Jamal Adeen, by a previous marriage.

PRAYER: Pray for his wife and his son. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ABOUT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an Associate Justice, was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James.

PRAYER: Pray for her husband and her two children. Pray for wisdom and discernment as she reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that she will understand the full implications of the judgment she will make, both for our society and for herself when someday she stands before God.

Stephen G. Breyer

ABOUT: Stephen G. Breyer, an Associate Justice, was born in San Francisco, California, August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children, Chloe, Nell, and Michael.

PRAYER: Pray for his marriage and for his children. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.

ABOUT: Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., an Associate Justice, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, April 1, 1950. He married Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985, and has two children, Philip and Laura.

PRAYER: Pray for his wife and his two children. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he reads the legal briefs and considers the arguments being made. Pray that he will understand the full implications of the judgment he will make, both for our society and for himself when someday he stands before God.

Sonia Sotomayor

ABOUT: Sonia Sotomayor, an Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.

PRAYER: Pray that she will understand the full implications of the judgment she will make, both for our society and for herself when someday she stands before God.

Elena Kagan

ABOUT: Elena Kagan, an Associate Justice, was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960. She received an A.B. from Princeton in 1981, an M. Phil. from Oxford in 1983, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.

PRAYER: Pray that she will understand the full implications of the judgment she will make, both for our society and for herself when someday she stands before God.