Pray for the Supreme Court

There is a vacancy on the US Supreme Court.  The fact that abortion and same sex marriage are now legal in the United States is the result of decisions by this court, so naturally anyone who has strong views on these subjects is concerned about who will be chosen to fill the vacancy.

Christians should do what we can to make sure the next member of the Supreme Court holds views on these and other issues that are compatible with what the Bible teaches but we have another tool for influencing the court that others do not.  We can and should pray that God will move the court to make the right decisions in the cases that come before it.

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.
Proverbs 21:1

If God can control the hearts of kings he can certainly control the hearts of Supreme Court justices.

We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us.  I have often prayed for the President and for Congress and I sometimes added a prayer that the Supreme Court would make wise decisions.  I now realize that I was neglecting the court in my prayers.  We need to pray that each member of the court will hear and believe the gospel and that his decisions will reflect his faith in Christ.  Here are the names of the current members of the court.

John G. Roberts, Jr.

Anthony M. Kennedy

Clarence Thomas

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Stephen G. Breyer

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.

Sonia Sotomayor 

Elena Kagan

Biographies of Current Justices of the Supreme Court

If we pray regularly for these people, and for the new member of the court when he is selected, I think we will see favorable changes in the government regardless of who is elected President.  The world tries to influence our government by voting, supporting legislation, and filing lawsuits.  Christians should vote and support legislation that promotes Biblical standards. We should sometimes file lawsuits when the government infringes on our rights.  But none of these will bring about lasting change unless we also pray.

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Psalm 127:1

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