Song: Reconcile/ Skye Reedy
Scripture: Genesis 2:20b-24 (NIV)
“But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Prayer: Jesus, I am deeply concerned about the recently proposed Respect for Marriage Act. It would not only fly in the face of our nation’s longstanding DOMA (defense of marriage act) policy but also goes against the grain of 5,000 years of humankind. Lord, we pray our senators will stand behind DOMA and the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman as God intended it to be. Father God, we pray for families to stay intact and follow after your Word and Godly teachings today. Strengthen marriages everywhere as we seek your face for guidance, grace, and forgiveness. Lord Jesus, please help us to continue to pray against these demonic agendas and bring much glory to you. In Jesus’ love and grace, we pray, Amen.
Decree out loud: We decree the DOMA will stand, and no agenda coming against it will cause it to be taken down. We declare God will shoot down the evil schemes of the enemy that come against children, their identity, and family values. We decree the godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in Him!
Prophetic encouragement: I hear the shouts of praises of those who do right and pray for a wall of protection around their marriages and families. I see families growing stronger and children declaring the Word of the Lord, ushering in a harvest of souls! Amen!