Kennedy


29
Jun 2018

Unique Moment in U. S. History

Our friend, Phillip Jauregi, has issued an excellent directive to the Body of Christ as we navigate interceding for the next Supreme Court Justice. We will share points over the next few days that come from him. “Justice Kennedy’s retirement has created the most significant judicial vacancy in the history of the United States. This moment is the pinnacle of much of our work since 1962. God has graciously given us another opportunity to take back the Supreme Court for His Glory. It is a great gift and we must take time to rejoice and be thankful for this incredible gift. Yes, we will work – but as we work – we must maintain the joy of the Lord because it is our strength.”1

The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.” (Psalm 85:12-13; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Rejoice, rejoice, for a significant door in our nation’s history has opened.
  • Thank the Lord for the opportunity to shift the Supreme Court for at least the next generation.
  • Thank the Lord for the righteous person He has been preparing for this position.
  • Thank the Lord that He is answering the prayers of the saints over the last generation. Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren could reap the rewards of national moral and judicial stability and affirmed religious freedom as a result of this placement.
  • Thank the Lord for Believers who have been tirelessly fighting for this moment in time. Ask God for the grace to continue on bravely.

A prayer you can pray:

God, You are so good! We rejoice over this door of opportunity You have opened for the United States, Lord! If navigated by Your Holy Spirit, we can shift the Supreme Court for at least a generation to come. We thank You in advance for the person You have been molding behind the scenes. We thank you that they will be the one appointed. You have made sure they have the exact right background to get through the confirmation process. You are now answering decades of intercession of the saints. The bowls are being poured out in this matter. Thank you for all those who added their prayers to those bowls. We say grace, grace, grace to this Supreme Court mountain. God’s time has come to be glorified in this hour of our national government! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are rejoicing! God is setting the Court for His righteous judicial season!

1 Learn more about Phillip Jauregi and the Judicial Action Group here.


28
Jun 2018

Justice Kennedy is Retiring

Yesterday, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy resigned from the Supreme Court stating that he is ready to retire after 30 years and spend more time with his family. He has been a controversial justice. He was appointed by conservative President Ronald Reagan, but he has often sided with liberal justices on key morally contentious cases, especially those  involving abortion and LGBTQ rights. The Senate has already begun adjusting their schedules to prioritize what they believe will be a quick appointment by President Trump. This will be the President’s second Supreme Court appointment. “‘I expect the nominee to be like Justice Gorsuch, to demonstrate excellence in every respect, and to earn widespread support from the American people, and bipartisan support for confirmation in the Senate,’ Leonard Leo said.”1 It is likely there will be a partisan battle over this Justice. Therefore, we must buckle down and pray!

Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.’” (Deuteronomy 1:16; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord for His righteousness and justice, exalting Him as the ultimate Judge over the whole universe!
  • This nation needs a righteous judge, not a partisan one. Ask God to highlight a righteous man to President Trump.
  • Pray that the appointee is a person that will honor the Word of God and the United States Constitution.
  • Ask God for a person who is excellent in their character and with an uncompromised judicial record so that they are beyond reproach. This could shut the mouth of any accusers.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we worship You, for You alone are worthy of our praises. We exalt You and magnify Your holy name! You are righteous altogether. You are justice itself. So, to You we come and make our request for the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. We ask You for a righteous person who knows You and loves truth. May they be beyond reproach in their character and in their prior judicial decisions. Let them be someone whose decisions remain true to the U. S. Constitution and line up with Your Word. May their confirmation process be quick and surprisingly free of deep controversy. Grace, Jesus, grace. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our righteous Judge has raised up a righteous Justice. May they be called forth to serve our nation at this time in our history!

1 Leonard Leo is an outside advisor to President Trump. He is quoted from: Ruger, Tom, “Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to Retire.” RollCall.com, 6/27/18. Accessed 6/27/18.