Pray for Marriage

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on marriage March 26-27, 2013. Download a guide to prayer for the attorneys and justices.

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6 thoughts on “Pray for Marriage”

    1. I hope you and others will download the prayer guides, too. They name the justices and all the lawyers who will partipate in the oral arguments. I think it is a great blessing to be able to pray for all the participants by name.

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  1. as far as ‘God accomplishing His will’, are you of the calvinist persuasion that says ‘all things that come to pass are neccessarily God’s will by at least allowance?
    i would probably say that God gets blamed for alot (ala ‘it must be God’s will, He must have a purpose for what we cannot understand’) of what are simply the decisions of man and the ‘accidents’ of nature in a fallen and corrupted world.
    i’m not so sure as you seem to be that prayer can change the mind of someone who refuses to submit to God’s will by his own free will. that would kind of negate the idea of ‘free will’… unless we be ‘compatablist’ in our theology.
    we can pray, but I don’t believe that God will affect those to ‘Do His Will’ who are not ‘affected’ by Him.
    sorry to get all theological. if i have offended, please accept my apologies.
    mike

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    1. You have not offended. You are thinking deeply, and I value that in any discussion.
      I do absolutely believe that God gives people the freedom to reject his guidance. I also believe in God’s sovereignty, so yes, I guess you would say that I believe some things are God’s active purpose and some things are “allowed” because he allows people to choose evil. If that were not so, then Abel would not have died. And so forth.
      With that in mind, I know that it is not God’s desire for people in countries like China and Iran and Eritrea to be imprisoned and tortured. That is the outworking of evil. On the other hand, God accomplishes great and good things in the lives of those who are persecuted, and it isn’t just my observation. Those people testify to that truth.
      I don’t claim to be able to read the mind of God or actually understand how his purposes are working out at any moment. I do believe they are working out.
      You probably know more theology than I do, and I appreciate your comment.

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  2. unfortunately, i think our country is no longer willing to stand for and uphold biblical and christian values on any level. the SCOTUS will rule the according to the Constitution, state and federal bans on ‘Same Sex Marriage’ are discriminatory as such deny the rights of some citizens to ‘Pursue Happiness’. they will apply this across the US by the 14th Amendment.
    though i am not advocating giving up the fight… right or wrong, prayer and protest aside this is what will happen. our country has been on the road to self destruction and moral decay for decades and generations. we need to share the Gospel with as many Individuals that we can. i’m afraid our country cannot be saved.
    mike

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    1. You may very well be right about what the Supreme Court will do. However, when we pray, we don’t only pray to get what we want; we also pray to become what God wants. It seems to me that some of the things we see in our culture have come about as much because Christians have dropped the ball in regard to living our testimony as because slaves of evil have become more aggressive. I have confidence that when we pray that God’s will be done and that we be deliered from evil, we must pray in faith that God does, in fact, accomplish his will. Then we must be as thoroughly submitted to his will as we hope the forces of evil will be. It will certainly change us, and may bring about desired change in the world around us.
      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Christians need to be having this conversation.

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