The Christian conservative group
American Family Association (AFA) on Sunday released a prayer for the
Supreme Court to rule against gay marriage in two cases.
The high court is expected to rule on
the cases this week, possibly as early as Monday.
One case challenges the
constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban,
while the other claims the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which
prohibits federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of
gay and lesbian couples, is unconstitutional.
rulings on Prop 8, DOMA likely this week.)
“We pray for the pending Supreme
Court decision on same sex marriage,” AFA President Tim Wildmon
wrote. “We pray that next week the Court would not impose a false
definition of marriage on our nation. Father, we confess that we in
the Church have already sinned against You and have not been good
stewards of the gift of marriage through our own issues with
unfaithfulness, selfishness, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.
Forgive us, Lord. Now our nation is following our imperfect example
and seeks to redefine and corrupt the gift of marriage in order to
satisfy its own lusts. We acknowledge that through Jesus Christ we
can repent and turn to You. So help the people of this nation to
turn to You with repentant hearts, that we all may be covered in Your
grace. Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, let Your purity and truth
shine in this situation. Help us to proclaim to those enslaved by
homosexuality, and any other sin, that liberty and identity is
available in Jesus Christ. Help us to lovingly embrace the