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Day of Prayer and Fasting Guide – Click here to download PDFs explaining the day for your church.

When a nation values life it brings glory to the Creator of life and instills honor in its culture.

December 1, 2021 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade.  The full case name is Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al.

On November 28th we are asking the churches of the Mississippi Baptist Convention to have a focused time of prayer during the morning worship service and throughout the day praying for the nine Supreme Court Justices and the legal team representing Mississippi. Also, ask the members of your congregation to continue to pray during the days leading up to the hearing and beyond to put an end to our nation’s abortion-on-demand policies. Below are some helps and suggestions you can use in the worship service.

1. Pray for the nine Supreme Court Justices:

  • Chief Justice – John Roberts
  • Associate Justice Elena Kagan
  • Associate Justice – Clarence Thomas
  • Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch
  • Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
  • Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh
  • Associate Justice Samuel Alito
  • Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett
  • Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

2. Pray for the legal team defending the Mississippi Case.

3. Prearrange for a child to come forward and read Psalm 139:13-16. Make sure you have good amplification so the congregation can hear.

4. The Pastor or other church leader can invite all the children present to come forward and stand on the platform with the pastor as he reads Matthew 18:1-6. (Another idea is to let a faithful family come forward and the Father read the passage)

5. The Pastor may choose to read Proverbs 24:11-12. When unborn babies are murdered in abortion clinics—it is inexcusable to stand by and not seek to rescue them. It is also useless to plead ignorance.

6. Ask God to…

  • Convict the Justices to protect and serve every member of our society including the most marginalized, voiceless, and vulnerable.
  • Raise up leaders to end our nation’s culture of death and recognize the equal value of all people.
  • Give our nation the compassion it needs to assist women struggling with unplanned and problem pregnancies. 
  • Help you put an end to our nation’s abortion-on-demand policies. 

Prepared By: Rick Blythe, Director Stewardship/Prayer Ministry, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

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