Overturned But Not Over
I wept tears of joy when the headlines broke, “Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.” History is in the making at this very moment! If the court opinion stands as leaked, this will represent a significant victory for life and the protection of the most innocent amongst us.
Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional from its origin. The result unleashed a genocide on the most vulnerable amongst us for the last 50 years. Our nation has shed innocent blood, and for that, we must repent.
This landmark decision will not mean that the fight for life is over. On the contrary, it’s entering into a new front. No longer can Americans hide behind the decision of 9 justices on the Supreme Court. It will now be in the hands of states and voters. America will have to choose between life or death, blessings or curses.
Let me be clear, as a church, we are unapologetically pro-life. We are pro-life because God is the creator of life and all life is sacred. We are pro-life because Jesus is life. This is not a political issue for us, but a moral issue. We are compelled by our faith and scripture to stand on the side of righteousness.
For those of us that have prayed for decades or even stood on the steps of the Supreme Court and prayed for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, this news comes as an answer to our prayers. However, our prayers cannot stop now. These documents were not leaked to celebrate the opinion but to cause chaos and turmoil in hopes that one Supreme Court justice would change their mind. So let’s make this a major point of prayer.
Pray for the following:
- For our Supreme Court Justices to remain faithful to the US Constitution and stand on what is righteous.
- For peace in our nation’s capital and our country.
- For our state legislators to enact laws that protect the lives of the unborn.
- For the moms who find themselves contemplating ending their pregnancy.
- Pray that churches will open their arms wide to support and care for these women and children.
I can’t help but note that this news breaks the week of Mother’s Day. Could it be that God is drawing our attention at this moment to see what we will do? Will we be found faithful?
May we stand in this moment by kneeling in prayer. Our response will set the course for decades to come.
Believing for Revival,
PS. Remember that we as a church and community are in a season of 21 days of prayer and fasting from May 2 to May 22. During this time, many believers across the community are gathering at the Courthouse steps every evening at 7pm. Let’s fast and pray and come together as you can. Let’s not stop bombarding heaven! Revival is at hand!