Supreme Court in Conference Now
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, more commonly known as the same-sex marriage case. The Court must rule whether the Constitution allows homosexual couples the right to marry, regardless of what individual states decide…
The impact of this ruling will have far-reaching consequences for children, families, churches, schools, and businesses.
In light of the recent uproar over Indiana and Arkansas’ attempts to protect the religious freedoms of Christian businesses,: many Christian leaders are deeply concerned:
If the Supreme Court should rule that the Constitution requires that states recognize a same-sex marriage, then Christian businesses, schools, ministries, and charities will be coerced to violate their religious beliefs on biblical marriage.
If tradition holds, the Justices will gather in the court’s conference room on Friday (today) to discuss and possibly cast an initial vote on one of the most historic cases to come before the Roberts Court.
At the conference, Chief Justice John Roberts leads off the discussion, and then one by one, in order of seniority, the justices are likely to reveal how they intend to vote. The court won’t confirm the subject of a particular conference, but typically the Friday conference of an argument week is devoted to the cases heard the previous Tuesday and Wednesday.
A ruling is expected around the end of June and in the next 6-8 weeks we should continue to pray fervently for our Supreme Court Justices, individually and as a whole, especially for those writing the majority and minority opinions!
- We fervently cry out to You for each Justice of the Court and for our Supreme Court as a whole! Remind them of the limits of their authority under the Constitution and restrain them from overstepping that boundary. Help them to judge wisely and humbly.
- Please would You pour out a spirit of wisdom and revelation to rest on each of them. As the book of James tells us, we pray that the wisdom from above, not the wisdom from below, would prevail. Thank you that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and we pray that the fear of God would rest on them.
- We invite YOUR MANIFEST PRESENCE O Lord, to the chambers of the US Supreme Court, even now, that no demonic influence would be welcome or able to remain and that angels would stand watch over these men and women.
- We ask that You would choose the Justices who will be writing the minority and majority opinions and that their words would be written in a spirit of humility, with a desire for truth.
- May those Justices who fear God, prepare and rule in the fear of God. “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” (2 Sam 23:3)
- May the literal fear of God fall upon those Justices who do not fear Him. “Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling.” (Ps 2:10 – 11)
- We ask that You would OPEN THEIR EYES to understand the Constitution as it was truly intended and that they would be deeply convicted by that – and not twist it to suit their own cultural agenda. Help them to understand the consequences of their actions.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.