Praying Daily for the Elections – Day 39 – 10/26/2012
Fifty Days of Prayer for the National Election 2012 – Day 39
Day 39 October 26
Focus: The Supreme Court
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is He Who will save us. (Isaiah 33:22)
We pray that all judicial activism and tyranny will be understood, exposed, curbed and reversed. We will need righteous judges appointed by a President who understands the Constitutional separation and balance of powers between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government. We pray that You will “improve or remove” biased, corrupt and activist judges across our land. May Your hand of wisdom and guidance remain upon each segment of our society, and through Your Spirit, may believers be inspired to “pray continually” for the judges of our country. (I Thessalonians 5:17) We are assured that You, Almighty God, hear our petitions as people from coast to coast lift their voices in prayer, repentance and humility. We pray for the person who will be elected as our next President to be wise in his appointments of judges. We pray for the person who will be appointed as the next Supreme Court Justice. We pray that the person chosen will not be an advocate of abortion, will uphold the sanctity of marriage, and would not impose unrighteous rulings on our land, those contrary to Your will.
We pray for John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas.
Because the Health Care bill involves the greatest expansion of abortion services in America since 1973 when Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were decided, we pray that portion will be overturned.
I will demand blood for life. I will demand the life of any animal that kills a person, and I will demand the life of anyone who takes another person’s life. Whoever kills a human being will be killed by a human being, because God made humans in his own image. Genesis 9:5-6
This is a terrifying teaching. Father, You are the God of hope. Your Word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God Who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:11
“The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.” (Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the US)
We, the people of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same, unimpaired, to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution of government. (Preamble to the Constitution of Rhode Island)
For further prayer, I am listing people running for the Senate who are pro-life and in tight races.
Pray especially for Richard Mourdock whose words are being misconstrued by pro-choice advocates. John Cornym explained, “Richard and I, along with millions of Americans believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
Remember, we have a war on our hands regarding the “right to life.” Anything misspoken will be used to destroy a person’s reputation and position regarding “life.”
Jeff Flake – Arizona
Connie Mack – Florida
Steve King – Iowa
Dan Bongino – Maryland
Todd Akin – Missouri
Denny Rehberg – Montana
Deb Fischer – Nebraska
Dean Heller – Nevada
Rick Berg – North Dakota
John Mandel – Ohio
Tom Smith – Pennsylvania
Ted Cruz – Texas
George Allen – Virginia
Tommy Thompson – Wisconsin
(House of Representatives)
Allen West – Florida
Michele Bachmann – Minnesota
Barbara Carrasco – Texas
The favors of the Lord are not exhausted, His mercies are not spent. They are renewed each morning, so great is His faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait in silence for the saving help of the Lord. Lamentations 3:22-26
In the midst of Jeremiah’s grief, he wrote the verses quoted above. “The favors of the Lord are not exhausted.” It is a call to hope that no matter how much violence there is, life will prevail in the end. Jeremiah wrote that Your mercies are renewed each morning. Early in the morning, on the first day of the week, the women came to the tomb — and they found that the events of that morning changed everything.
Your Son Jesus’ victory over death came in the morning, and therefore each day we can renew our confidence that life has the final victory.
Lord, look kindly on Your people who weep and mourn amidst the vast devastation that abortion has brought upon our land. We cannot even count the children killed, and the mothers and fathers wounded. We cannot measure the devastation and corruption abortion has brought upon the very fabric of our society. But we declare today that Your favors have not been exhausted, Your mercies have not been spent. They are renewed each morning.
Give us new strength today in the resurrection of Christ your Son, that we may bear effective witness to the victory of life! In His name we pray, Amen.