Let Us Pray

The Supreme Court of the United States has just finished hearing arguments in Dobbs v Women’s Health.

This is potentially the most significant opportunity to overturn Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. The arguments have been made but even as we listened to the arguments it seems clear that this is also very much a spiritual question. Logic and science tell us that the human embryo (Greek for infant) and the foetus (Latin for infant) are humans and therefore “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” and “among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

That a society would permit the wholesale slaughter (about 1.5 million abortions annually since 1973) of human beings simply because they are inconvenient and too small to defend themselves speaks to a deep spiritual sickness. No court can remedy that sickness. Only the Holy Spirit can change human hearts—and he regularly and mysterious does. Let us pray that he does, both on the court and in the home.

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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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  1. Wish there was a FB icon on this page. ??.

    Yes, let us pray. If Roe stands, the US falls. Not saying how, when, by whom or by what. Not a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but resting on the prophets. Isaiah is the “Hammer of the Apostates,” including the OT church but also the nations.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers!

  2. I remember that notorious decision. The lies continue but may the Truth be revealed soon. Be merciful o God our Father.

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