As I am sure you are aware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Perry v. Brown, the federal challenge to California’s marriage protection amendment. To the surprise of none of us here at the Alliance Defense Fund, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the most overturned federal appeals judge in America, wrote an opinion striking down the expressed will of over 7 million Californians who voted to define marriage as only the union of one man and one woman.Of course, this case is far from over. This is one setback in a struggle which we will tirelessly fight – all the way to the United States Supreme Court, if necessary.The future for marriage, both in California and the nation, is far from decided by the events at the Ninth Circuit, and what is occurring in California is just another battle in the ongoing war over marriage. Nevertheless, the need for prayer has never been more urgent, for without Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5).
…We are encouraging this Sunday, February 26th to be a day for all believers, to pray for marriage – that marriages across our land will be strengthened, and that God’s design for marriage be upheld and honored. The document here is a prayer guide that we would encourage you to use, and pass along to others to inform them about this special day.Would you please consider sharing this with your pastor, Bible study, friends and family – so that as many believers as possible will know, and participate, in this day of unified, focused prayer? You can also encourage them to visit www.TellADF.org/marriage to find out more.Thank you for all you do to honor the Lord in your personal and professional life. May God continue to give us all more of His grace and blessing, as we endeavor to faithfully follow Him toward victory.With sincere appreciation and best regards.Yours for religious freedom in America,Alan E. Sears
In addition to praying for the institution of marriage in our country, we should be praying for our own marriages and for our spouses.