Day 10: April 16th, 2015: 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage
April 17, 2015
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Pr 20:11
Elena Kagan, Associate Justice, was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960. She received an A.B. from Princeton in 1981, an M. Phil. from Oxford in 1983, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. She clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1986-1987 and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1987 Term. After briefly practicing law at a Washington, D.C. law firm, she became a law professor, first at the University of Chicago Law School and later at Harvard Law School. She also served for four years in the Clinton Administration, as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as the Dean of Harvard Law School. In 2009, President Obama nominated her as the Solicitor General of the United States. A year later, the President nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 10, 2010. She took her seat on August 7, 2010 (Bios: Official, ScotusBlog, Wiki).
Associate Justice Elena Kagan, who is single and has never married, is the 4th woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the only Justice on the Court that has never served as a judge. FRC Action opposed Ms. Kagan’s confirmation because of her strong support for abortion and homosexual causes. The liberal Slate magazine calls her “the most influential liberal on the Court” and predicts that she will lead the Supreme Court in coming years.
Like Justice Ginsburg, Kagan has distinguished herself and her support for same sex “marriage” by performing her first same-sex “wedding” last year. Given her track record, it seems unlikely that Justice Kagan would rule any differently than her actions have demonstrated in the past – apart from divine persuasion.
- Please pray that God will bring His persuasion to bear on Justice Kagan’s thinking.
- We pray for her, and all of the members of the Court, that God will influence her thinking, perhaps even by reading the writings of former Justices who saw the principals of truth and righteousness as key to the proper interpretation of the Constitution and that God and not man established the immutable standard of right and wrong.
- Pray that this champion of liberals, who apparently sees the court as a means of imposing her ideology upon our nation, will moderate.
- Pray, too, that she will not be a negative influence on the reasoning of her colleagues on the Court in this matter.
- Pray for a miracle that Justice Kagan will uphold the freedom of each state to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and reject any 50 state mandate with regard to marriage!
Thank you for praying!
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