9 Weeks of Prayer - A Message from Alan Sears

Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25, 2014. Two family-owned companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are challenging the Abortion Pill Mandate that would force them to pay for life-ending drugs, or face crippling fines. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on your religious freedom in America. Learn More

With so much at stake, Alliance Defending Freedom is committing to pray during the 9 weeks leading up to the court date. We invite you to join us each week, lifting up the people and issues related to the trial. Every week we will upload a new prayer guide for you, your family, and your church to use as you appeal to God.

Week One

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

8 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate (Abortion Pill Mandate) is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

The Hahn Family (Plaintiffs in the case)

  • Pray for all of the Mennonite family members who founded and own Conestoga Wood Specialties.
  • Pray for endurance and courage as they stand for their faith before the High Court.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the Hahn family as they lead their company with integrity.

Kathleen Sebelius (Defendant in the case)

  • Pray for our Health & Human Services (HHS) secretary who is overseeing Obamacare’s implementation.
  • Pray that God would manifest His goodness in her life.

John Roberts (Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Autocam v. Sebelius)

  • Pray for the Kennedy family, the founders and owners of Autocam Corp. in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • As fervent Catholics, they cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and are represented by Catholic Vote in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

In Good Conscience

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Week Two

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

7 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

The Green Family (Plaintiffs in the case)

  • Pray for the Christian family who founded and own Hobby Lobby, Inc.
  • Pray for endurance and courage as they stand for their faith before the High Court.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the Green family as they continue to lead their company with integrity.

Eric Holder (United States Attorney General)

  • Pray for the leader of the Department of Justice who is fighting for the implementation of Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate.
  • Pray that God would manifest His goodness in his life.

Elena Kagan (Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Newland v. Sebelius )

  • Pray for the Newland family, the founders and owners of Hercules Industries in Colorado.
  • As fervent Catholics, the family cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Paul Newland and Matt Bowman

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Week Three

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

6 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Kyle Duncan (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty attorney)

  • Represents the Green family (Hobby Lobby) at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and joy in persevering for religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Susan N. Herman (ACLU president)

  • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed legal briefs supporting the Abortion Pill Mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in her life.

Antonin Scalia (Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Eden Foods v. Sebelius )

  • Pray for the Potter family, the owners of Eden Foods, Inc.
  • As fervent Catholics, the family cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and are represented by Thomas Moore Law Center in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Freedom to Flourish

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Week Four

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

5 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Matt Bowman (Alliance Defending Freedom attorney)

  • Represents the Hahn family (Conestoga Wood Specialties) at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and encouragement to preserve for religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood president)

  • On behalf of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards takes credit for helping to shape the Obamacare law.
  • Pray that God would manifest His goodness in her life.

Stephen Breyer (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Dobson v. Sebelius )

  • Pray for Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Family Talk.
  • With 36 years of Christian ministry, Dr. Dobson cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom in a lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on Dr. Dobson’s ministry as it continues to bless and reach thousands of families worldwide.

Hear Dr. Dobson discuss his case with Alan Sears and Matt Bowman

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Week Five

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

4 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Randy Wenger (Independence Law Center attorney)

  • Represents the Hahn family (Conestoga Wood Specialties) at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and joy in persevering for religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Nancy Northrup (Center for Reproductive Rights president)

  • The Center for Reproductive Rights has taken legal action to support Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate.
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in her life.

Clarence Thomas (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius )

  • Pray for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic congregation of sisters who provide homes to elderly poor.
  • In accordance with their faith, they cannot comply with the abortion pill mandate and are represented by Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Meet The Little Sisters Of The Poor

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Week Six

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

3 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Mark Rienzi (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty attorney)

  • Represents the Green family (Hobby Lobby) at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and encouragement to preserve for religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Ilyse Hogue (NARAL president)

  • The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights League (NARAL) has vigorously supported Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate.
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in her life.

Anthony Kennedy (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Tyndale v. Sebelius )

  • Tyndale House Publishers is one of the largest publishers of Bibles, Christian books, and Christian media in the world.
  • In accordance with the company’s faith, they would not comply with the HHS Mandate (abortion pill mandate) and were represented by Alliance Defending Freedom.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

NARAL's Ilyse Hogue vs. Religious Liberty Lawyer Mark Rienzi On Obamacare

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Week Seven

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

2 weeks until Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

David Cortman (Alliance Defending Freedom attorney)

  • Represents the Hahn family (Conestoga Wood Specialties) at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and encouragement to preserve for religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Kevin Cathcart (Executive Director of Lambda Legal)

  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is an organization which advocates for same-sex marriage and homosexual behavior, and has filed legal briefs in support of the Abortion Pill Mandate.
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in his life.

Sonia Sotomayor (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Sioux Chief Manufacturing v. Sebelius)

  • The Ismert Family founded and own Sioux Chief Manufacturing in Missouri.
  • In accordance with their faith, the family cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Watch David Cortman discuss Conestoga case.

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Week Eight

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

Next week Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Paul Clement (Law professor and attorney with the firm Bancroft PLLC)

  • Attorney arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the combined cases for the Hahn and Green families.
  • Pray for wisdom, protection, and Divine power as he speaks truth before the High Court.
  • Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

Donald Verilli (United States Solicitor General)

  • Lead attorney arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of the HHS Mandate (abortion pill mandate).
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in his life.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Grote Industries v. Sebelius)

  • Pray for the Grote family, the founders and owners of Grote Industries in Indiana.
  • As fervent Catholics, the family cannot comply with the abortion pill mandate and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and allied attorneys in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Green family members explain the role of faith in running Hobby Lobby

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Week Nine

9 Weeks of Prayer for Religious Freedom

This week Obamacare’s HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

Family Business Owners Nationwide

  • Thousands of family-owned businesses across the nation are watching and waiting to find out how the outcome of this trial will impact their freedom.
  • Pray that God would bless and protect them as they seek to honor God, bless their employees, and prosper their community through their work.

President Barack Obama

  • As his signature piece of legislation, and the namesake of the Affordable Health Care Act (“Obamacare”), the president has reaffirmed his support for the HHS Mandate (abortion pill mandate).
  • Pray that God will manifest His goodness in his life.

Samuel Alito (Associate Justice, U S Supreme Court)

  • Pray that this Supreme Court justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.
  • Pray God would bless and protect the justice, and the justice’s family.

Others impacted by this issue (Seneca v. Sebelius )

  • Pray for the Hepler family, founders and owners of Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company in Pennsylvania.
  • As fervent Catholics, the family cannot comply with the Abortion Pill Mandate and are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom in their lawsuit against it.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and God’s favor and blessing on the family as they seek to glorify God and bless others.

Why It's Worth Challenging Obamacare's HHS Mandate

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First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. - 1 Timothy 2:1-2