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Father God, thank You for the state of Texas and its leaders upholding life and for the many intercessors committed to praying for life and for the justices of the Supreme Court. We ask for justice in this case as it proceeds through the court system.
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The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a challenge to an abortion ban in Texas can move forward, though justices said the law can remain in place for now.

Texas in September imposed one of the strictest bans in the nation, prohibiting abortions in many cases after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected.

Abortion clinics in the state sued over the law, arguing it violates the U.S. Constitution.

The challenge will survive an attempt to dismiss it, Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, said in a majority opinion (pdf) on Friday, about a month after the court heard arguments from both sides.

However, Gorsuch also said the case would only proceed against certain defendants. . . .

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, should also be dismissed because he doesn’t have the ability to enforce the law, Texas Senate Bill 8.

The law contains the unusual provision that state officials cannot enforce it, instead leaving it up to private citizens to sue people accused of violating it.

Mark Lee Dickson, the only private person named as a defendant, should also be dismissed because he has not filed a suit, Gorsuch said. . . .

The case will now go back to a district court that ordered the law temporarily blocked but was later overruled by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has said the law can remain in place as challenges against it play out.

The same path could be followed, with an eventual return to the nation’s highest court.

The new order came after a state judge, David Peeples, ruled Thursday that the law violated the Texas Constitution.

(Excerpt from Epoch Times.)

Editor’s note:

Chief Justice Roberts filed a concurring and dissenting opinion in which Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor joined.  He calls the Texas law unconstitutional because it chills a woman’s right to choose under Roe and Casey.  Consider his embrace of judicial supremacy in his final statement:

“The nature of the federal right infringed does not matter; it is the role of the Supreme Court in our Constitutional System that is at stake.” 

Intercessors, we need to pray more fervently than ever for the Supreme Court and for life to be upheld in America. How are you praying? Share in the comments.

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Danielle Hidalgo
December 12, 2021

Last night as I prayed over the justices and this subject, I saw liquid gold being poured out encircling them in response to my request that the Lord surround the justices as a shield, that they be enclosed in a “lock in” with Him where He gives them visions and dreams to warn them (Job 33) to change their direction to Gods direction in their outlook – after the liquid gold made a shield about them A covering of red was laid over the top of them ( the blood of Jesus) to close them in with Him I asked for God’s weighty presence to fill their space and felt a “gentle breath” blow around my person as I asked for the breath of heaven to blow upon them all. As I did the Holy Spirit reminded me of His presence hovering over creation to bring it forth. At that time I began to hear in my spirit the song “breath of heaven” so I looked up the lyrics since I could only remember the chorus. It is as follows:

I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary with a babe inside
And I wonder what I’ve done
Holy father, you have come
And chosen me now to carry your son

I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now, be with me now

Breath of heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy
Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face
If a wiser one should have had my place?
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong, help me be, help me

Breath of heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy

Breath of heaven, hold me together
Be forever near me, breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness for you are holy
Breath of heaven, breath of heaven
Breath of heaven

Songwriters: Amy Grant Gill, Christopher Neville Eaton, Amy Lee Grant

The parallel to what these justices are going through currently surprised me. I pray this encourages you <3
Keep praying! It still works! We are led in triumph in Christ. God bless you all!

    Susan Cutucache
    December 12, 2021

    So beautiful, amen Danielle!
    Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in a man (or woman), the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Catherine Seybold
December 11, 2021

When the Supreme Court heard the Dobbs v. Jackson case and announced that we will have to wait until next June or July to hear their judgement, I was immediately grieved. This may appear to be a victory to many, but waiting that long will only give the pro-abortion advocates more time to codify Roe. This is unacceptable to me. This past week I have been praying intensely concerning this. Early this morning I had a breakthrough.

This is my prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your precious Holy Spirit. It is only when we allow Your Holy Spirit to intercede through us that we will be able to achieve Your perfect will. This past week, I have fulfilled my obediences in this, this post being my final. Although man has been silent, You are not. Thank You, Father, that Your Word NEVER returns to you void. Because of the shed blood of You Son and His finished work: I am confident that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Genesis 1:27, Psalm 127:3, Colossians 3:2, John 14:13-14 – I am also confident that: America will always be a Christian nation. Psalm 105:8, Numbers 23:19, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Hebrews 13:8

Robert Wogsland
December 11, 2021

I agree with Jeff Jimerson. Quotes should have been used to precisely secure the meaning of the comment. I greatly appreciate IFA as an invaluable point of rally for believers and a good disseminator of truth in the battle between good and evil.
Heavenly Father, I know that You value the lives of the unborn babies even more than we do. We have seen You change hearts all through the Old and New Testaments, according to Your will. We pray that You guide us as we seek You in how we are to fulfill our responsibilities in the fight to end this travesty in our country and through out the world. We know that under Your law, neither women nor men have any right to choose death for the unborn. We pray ,Lord God, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.

Linda Oliver
December 11, 2021

I signed up to pray for our Supreme Court Justices and their clerks every night between 10-11 pm. I heard Bill Johnson’s sermon on “ Favor .” Now I am looking into the faces of each judge and asking our Triune God to show me His love for each judge, so I may have the heart of God’s love for each of them , so I do not judge them with my heart. It’s truly divine. Thank you Abba for directing me to hear this sermon today. I was asking you yesterday that question and you answered me today!!! You receive all honor and glory in Jesus our Messiah’s name Amen and Amen!!

Jeff Jimerson
December 11, 2021

I am praying.

I do, however, take strong issue with the language used by the editors in their closing paragraph, specifically “a woman’s right to choose”. These five words have been wielded as weapons against pre-born babies for decades. Repeating them here is a mistake. If the editors meant to quote Roberts (which is not clear), then quotation marks should have been used.

Brian lynch
December 11, 2021

I will continue to pray that the Supreme Court will stand up, be strong in their convictions, be bold, and do the RIGHT thing in accordance with God’s will for this ongoing pro-life issue.

Susan CC
December 11, 2021

“So, we want to invite you into 21 days of prayer and communion from now right up to Christmas.” https://ifapray.org/blog/prophetic-insight-about-praying-for-the-dobbs-case/

After reading the above article, I signed up to pray an hour each night. Although firmly committed, I feel inept and at a loss for words most nights. God’s mightiest angels and Jesus Himself deferred to the The Lord’s words when dealing with the enemy. So despite my feelings of inadequacy, I go to prayer armed with my Bible. The Lord always leads me to a perfect prayer, His Words, not my own.

You have not left us alone Abba Father. Thank You for leading us to pray in confidence and fervency for the Supreme Court Justices. And my ever prayer, that You look down from Heaven, hearing our groans and rescue the babies condemned to die, in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen

Jude 1:9 https://biblehub.com/jude/1-9.htm

Psalm 102:18-20 Let this be recorded for future generations,  so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord. Tell them the Lord looked down from his heavenly sanctuary. He looked down to earth from heaven to hear the groans of the prisoners, to release those condemned to die.

Janet White
December 11, 2021

Father, we know that You are well able to end the atrocity of abortion in our nation. Than You for Texas and for the victories there in this regard. We ask that Texas would be even more successful in curtailing the violent murder of the unborn. And we ask that the hearts of men and women who are seeking abortions will be saved from pursuing death for their children. Redeem them in Jesus’ name!

Be merciful, as well, to California. We need Your intervention to prevent our state from becoming a place for free abortions for all. We pray that CA will instead become a sanctuary of protection for the unborn in Jesus’ name.

    sally akin
    December 11, 2021

    I also am praying for CA. That God will make this state a sanctuary for the unborn. That the leaders in CA will hear the voice of God. If we pray according to God’s will, this will be so!

Kim Newell
December 11, 2021

I continue to pray for the Supreme Court justices and their law clerks using the Watch & Pray guide. I will adapt the prayers to cover all court cases, judges, clerks, petitioners and respondents across this land.

William Lee Kohler
December 11, 2021

Roberts has gone over to the dark side and is a traitor to the Constitution.

    Janet White
    December 11, 2021

    Lord, we have confidence in Your ability to restore and redeem Roberts to the calling You have on his life in Jesus’ name!


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