DAY 21 | States: OK
DAILY TOPIC: Marriage
Prayer for Israel
Prayer for National Government Officials
State Focus: Oklahoma
PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE
We pray for Your hand to be upon the healing and restoration of marriage and marriages in America. We ask You to quicken us to the importance of marriage as You defined it. We ask You to lead husbands and wives in how best to love one another. Help me to set an example of obedience to Your Word by honoring my marriage. We pray that the union of one man and one woman will be embraced by all societies as the sole form of legitimate marriage and the proper basis of family. We ask that the power of Your hand intervene to transform and heal the hearts of those who would attempt to redefine marriage. God, we ask for living models of good marriage all around. May marriage be held in high esteem by young and old alike. Show us the way to make our marriages pleasing to You, the Creator of marriage and family. Thank You, dear Father, for placing marriage in such a high and holy place in Your heart.
Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband(Ephesians 5:33).
ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR NATURAL MARRIAGE AS THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN (This is a sample. There are too many organizations to mention them all):
National Organization for Marriage
The Ruth Institute
The Salt & Light Council
Liberty Counsel and All Legal Firms Defending Marriage
Focus on the Family
Concerned Women for America
PRAYER FOR ISRAEL
Lord, we pray for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem, the Biblical capital of Israel, and ask for an end to the violence and suffering. We pray for justice, and Your sovereign righteousness over Israel. We pray for mercy and Your Kingdom to rule over the land. Please protect the soldiers and civilians from bloodshed. Give wisdom to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Knesset (The legislature of Israel). May Israel remain strong, not dividing the land You gave as an inheritance to Your chosen people. May the United States continue to fully support Israel, the nation that gave us salvation through Jesus Christ.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6).
PRAYER FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS
Lord God, we ask for Your blessing and wisdom on the lives of these leaders in our nation.
President Donald Trump
Vice-President Mike Pence
THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET
Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao
Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry
Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie
Secretary of Homeland Security: Kevin McAleenan (Acting)
Chief Justice John Roberts
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lord, we pray for three more conservative, constitutional Christians on the Supreme Court that would assure a majority; to see the following decisions overturned…
1962: ENGEL V. VITALE
Removed prayer from public education
(RULING: Unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recitation in public schools. PLAINTIFF: Steven Engel, New York parent / DEFENDANT: William Vitale, the school board president)
1963: ABINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT V. SCHEMPP
Removed the Bible from public education
(RULING: Declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Edward Lewis Schempp and family / DEFENDANT: Abington School District)
1973: ROE V. WADE:
Allowed Unrestricted Access to Abortion
(RULING: Unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe / DEFENDANT: Henry Wade, district attorney of Dallas County, TX, where Roe resided)
2003: LAWRENCE V. TEXAS:
Struck down the sodomy law, thus legalizing same-sex sexual activity in every U.S. state and territory
(RULING: The “Homosexual Conduct” law [prohibiting sodomy] was unconstitutional and violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause that protects a substantive right to personal liberty in intimate decisions)
2015: OBERGEFELL V. HODGES:
Legalized same-sex marriage nationwide
(RULING: The Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. State bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. PLAINTIFF: Jim Obergefell, a same-sex widower / DEFENDANT: Richard Hodges, Ohio’s health director)
TODAY’S STATE FOCUS
We direct our prayers to the state of Oklahoma and its leaders.
WE DECLARE THE 1907 PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF OKLAHOMA:
“Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty … do ordain and establish this constitution.” (46th State admitted to the Union on November 16th, 1907)
Kevin Stitt [R]
OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL
Mike Hunter [R]
Jim Inhofe [R]
James Lankford [R]
We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, Lord. We ask that You soften their hearts, Lord, to recognize and receive truth. Lord, we ask that You grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that You grant them wisdom and discernment, Lord, and that You make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. Lord, we ask that You direct their hearts to do Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.