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Day 9: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 25, 2014 at 5:00 am)

CrucifixToday is the day. The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, and the Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, will represent all of us people of faith as they petition the Supreme Court to allow them to follow their consciences in how they run their businesses.

The need for prayer has never been greater.

Join us in praying the final day of this Novena, and if you’re in the area, join the rally and prayer vigil at the Supreme Court in support of these brave families starting at 9:30 a.m.! [Continue reading ...]

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Day 8: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 24, 2014 at 11:02 am)

Candle-lit PrayerTomorrow the highest court in the land will hear two of the most important cases on religious freedom in our nation’s history: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius, and it’s crucial that we surround this day in prayer.

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Day 7: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 23, 2014 at 10:59 am)

Christ PrayingThere are only 3 days to go until the first HHS Mandate cases, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, reach the Supreme Court! Help spiritually prepare the soil for this crucial day by joining the Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate.

This is Day 7 of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate. Find the previous days’ prayers here. [Continue reading ...]

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Day 6: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 22, 2014 at 10:58 am)

Sermon on the MountWe’re now in the final days running up to the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases coming before the Supreme Court.

Please join me in praying this special “Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate,” now on day 6. If you’ve missed the previous 5 days of this 9-day prayer sequence, go ahead an join in now—remember the workers in the vinyard!

Scroll down for the previous days’ prayers, or find them listed here.

Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate: Day 6

Father, You unite the human family
through the blood of Your Son Jesus Christ
and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

At this time of need,
when Your Church and all Your people
are called to stand firm against injustices
inflicted on us from our government,
we ask You to strengthen us in the bond of unity.

Strengthen the unity of Your Church,
that none of Your faithful may be on the sidelines,
but that everyone may be active in this battle.

Give Church leaders the grace to discern
the many varieties of the working of Your Spirit
that they may fan into flame the gifts that the Spirit
bestows freely on Your people.

And give us the wisdom to know
that no group has a monopoly on the defense of life and freedom.
May we work in an ecumenical and inter-religious spirit
and welcome the efforts of all people of good will
who believe in freedom of religion and conscience.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Day 5: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 21, 2014 at 10:49 am)

PrayerFive days to go before the Supreme Court hears the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius cases. Your prayers are needed now more than ever!

Let’s all join together today in praying Day 5 of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate.

Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate: Day 5

Lord God,
You are Light, and in You there is no darkness.
You sent Your Son Jesus Christ
as the Light of the World,
and You sent Your Holy Spirit
to enlighten the hearts and minds of all.

Lord, we pray today
that we may always experience
the light of Your truth,
informing our conscience
of what is right and what is wrong.

We pray that this light
will reach all of our fellow citizens,
that they may recognize the dangers of evil
which are often hidden along their path.

Open the eyes and minds of all
to the threats that currently exist
to our religious freedom,
to the health and well-being of women,
and to the good of our nation.

Give us the grace not only to recognize evil,
but also to reject it with the unwavering strength
that comes from you.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Day 4: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 20, 2014 at 10:47 am)

Holy Spirit

Today, let’s remember to lift our nation up in prayer that the Supreme Court would uphold the principles of religious freedom that have made it so great.

Let’s join in prayer today with day 4 of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate. [Continue reading ...]

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Day 3: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am)

Prayer

The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, and the Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, are standing for all of us as they defend religious freedom by challenging the HHS Mandate in court. And now we must stand up with them as their cases are brought before the Supreme Court.

It’s one week till the Supreme Court hears their cases, so let’s keep fighting together by spreading the truth about the Mandate in the world, and by bringing it before the Lord on our knees.

Here’s day 3 of the Novea: [Continue reading ...]

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Day 9: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (October 19, 2012 at 7:00 am)

CrucifixThe National Rally for Religious Freedom is TOMORROW!

Prayer for the Rally effort and the defense of our religious freedom has never been more essential.

Please join in this final day of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate—even if you haven’t joined in so far.

We’ve never seen the American people as fired up as they are about this Mandate.

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Day 8: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (October 18, 2012 at 7:00 am)

Candle-lit PrayerOnly two days until the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom and response has been huge!

The media is taking notice and over 130 cities have joined on. I’ve never seen resistance to a public policy like this!

As we finalize our plans for the Rally day, it’s crucial that we surround the Rally effort in prayer.

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Day 7: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Matt Yonke (October 17, 2012 at 7:00 am)

Christ PrayingThere are only 3 days to go until the huge Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom! Help spiritually prepare the soil for Saturday’s outpouring of support for religious freedom from Sanford, Maine, to Honolulu, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington, to Miami, Florida; and all points in between.

This is Day 7 of the Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate. Find the previous days’ novenas here. [Continue reading ...]

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