January 29th – Pray for All Pres. Trump’s Court Appointees
When our Forefathers framed the Declaration and Constitution Sir William Blackstone’s legal commentaries were their preeminent legal reference. Blackstone wrote:
Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict … The revealed law… of infinitely more authenticity than that moral system… denominated [by] the natural law… The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. (Blackstone’s Commentaries, Part 2, The Nature of Laws in General).
Nations that obey God’s moral law are blessed (see Dt 28, all). Sadly our Supreme Court and many of our federal courts have departed from the Constitution and from protecting the God-given fundamental, self-evident rights our Founders declared governments were instituted to protect: equality (equal protection under law), life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Most SCOTUS appointees rise from our federal courts. President Trump has promised to appoint Supreme Court Justices who are “originalist jurists,” men and women who will interpret the Constitution the way our Founders intended and not according to their own feelings, or changing morals of modern culture.
“[Jehoshaphat] set judges in the land… and said… Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment. For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.” (2 Chronicles 19:5-6; Isaiah 33:22)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Pray daily that God will guide President Trump in all of his decisions but especially his possible appointment of 4 new lifetime Supreme Court Justices during his tenure in office (Pr 29:2)
May each appointee be not only knowledgeable and committed to the original meaning of the words of the Constitution, but also have a God-given moral compass that comes from the knowledge of God’s Word.
May God help our new President choose and the U.S. Senate to confirm jurists who will render righteous judgments and serve our nation with reverence for the Lord.
May they understand that their robes identify them as “ministers of God” who must give account to the Supreme Judge of all the World for their stewardship (Rom 1:4-13; 14:12; 1 Cor 4:2).
May each firmly understand that it is their responsibility not to define, but to protect the God-given, unalienable rights of Americans, including the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (which our Forefathers interpreted to mean rights to private property).
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we believe that You care more about those that will serve as judges in our land, even more than we do. You know the weight that their judgements carry and how that forms the moral climate of the nation. Lord, give us judges as at the first—men and women of strong moral character that will uphold the Constitution. Those that believe we have been given certain inalienable rights. Those that will not force the creation of laws that are not clearly outlined in the founding documents. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.
The Lord has given our President the opportunity to choose righteous Constitutional Justices for the Supreme Court!
By, Pierre Bynum of Family Research Council
See FRC’s Issue Analysis: “Filling Justice Scalia’s Seat and Beyond.”