Gnashing of teeth. Raising of voices. Organizing of groups with names like Soul Force. Occasional forcible use of fists. But how often in the battle over homosexuality are debaters quieting down and using the underrated scriptural approach: prayer?
The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has prepared an excellent guide to prayer this week, as Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments concerning same-sex marriage cases.
The guide suggests different prayers for each day, and the last is best:
“Ask God to visit each of the justices and speak His words of comfort and conviction to them. Ask Him to bring someone into each of their lives who will remind them of their accountability before God for their own souls and for the sake of the nation. Ask Him to work in a powerful way to bring them to Himself through faith in Jesus Christ if they have never trusted Christ as their Savior. Ask Him to grant a special outpouring of His Spirit on each justice so that they may all be reminded of His love, His power, His presence, and His compassion. Ask Him to convince each justice to uphold His definition of marriage.”