• John McLeod
Posted in Pro-life
Tomorrow, December 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, one of the most significant cases regarding abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
This case originated when Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic challenged a 2018 Mississippi law, the Gestational Age Act, which limited abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. After lower courts blocked the law, Mississippi appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Unlike some other cases which have come before the court, the Mississippi law directly challenges the legal framework imposed by Roe v. Wade.
Would you consider praying and/or fasting tomorrow (December 1) against the scourge of abortion and for the lives of the unborn, who are made in the image of God?
The Gospel Coalition has a helpful article about this Supreme Court case and ways to pray. Here are their prayer suggestions.
1. Pray for the Supreme Court justices: Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Pray that they would have wisdom as they hear the oral arguments, deliberate, and write a decision.
2. Pray for the law clerks who will research the case and assist the justices.
3. Pray that Mississippi’s lawyers would have wisdom, winsomeness, and courage as they argue on behalf of the Gestational Age Act.
4. Pray that the public discourse and media coverage on the case would be accurate and truthful.
5. Pray that women facing unplanned or challenging pregnancies would receive the counsel, resources, encouragement, and support they need to choose life.
6. Pray that men would choose life for their unborn children and take responsibility for them. Pray that men would support their children’s mothers.
7. Pray that pregnancy care centers throughout the nation would have wisdom, compassion, and empathy when interacting with women considering abortion or women who have had an abortion. Pray that these centers would continue to have the means to lend medical, material, and emotional support to these women.
8. Pray that churches and communities would support mothers who choose to parent their children in difficult circumstances. Pray for adoption agencies as they find loving homes for children whose mothers cannot parent them.
9. Pray that abortion would end not only in America but also in every nation around the world.
10. Pray that local, state, and federal lawmakers would stress legislation that protects unborn children and that our nation’s courts would uphold these laws.