ERLC Calls for Week of Prayer in Preparation for U.S. Supreme Court Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage

By Elizabeth Bristow
Mar 21, 2013

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Richard Land and Vice President of Public Policy and Research, Dr. Barrett Duke, co-wrote a prayer guide calling on all Christians to commit to a week of prayer in wake of the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) March 26 and 27.

“We should not think that our nation will escape God’s judgment if we redefine what God has already defined,” said Land and Duke. “We are certain that the omniscient and omnipotent God is aware of our nation’s debate about marriage and that He is watching what we do. As the Supreme Court hears the arguments on this crucial issue, we ask you to join us in prayer.”

Land and Duke have created prayer guidelines for each day of the week asking Christians to read scripture, pray and ask God to be with each Supreme Court justice as they hear arguments on these issues.

To read a the full prayer guide, visit ERLC’s website.

The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.2 million members in over 44,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn. and Washington, D.C.

To request an interview with Dr. Richard Land,
contact Elizabeth Bristow at (615) 782-8409,
or by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Follow us on Twitter at

Further Learning

Learn more about: Family, Marriage, Sexual Purity, Homosexuality, Citizenship, , ,

You May Also Like

Make Plans to Visit Your Representative this Week

By Richard Land - Feb 19, 2013

Dear Friends:

Our religious freedom is in great peril. Perhaps the greatest threat to this God-given freedom is the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate forcing most employers to provide their employees insurance with free coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization—regardless of religious or moral objections.…

Read More

50th lawsuit filed against abortion mandate

By Michael Foust - Mar 14, 2013 - (1)

A Southern Baptist business owner whose ancestors fled England four centuries ago to escape religious persecution has filed suit against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate, bringing to 50 the number of lawsuits against the controversial policy.…

Read More
Thursday, March 21 Payday lending: a debt trap