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Day 4: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 17, 2012 at 8:00 am)

Holy SpiritHappy St. Patrick’s Day! Patrick brought the gospel to Ireland in the same way we are bringing the message of religious freedom to our own culture.

Today, amid the celebration, let’s remember to lift our nation up in prayer that our nation 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.

Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate: Day 4

Lord Jesus Christ,
Ruler of all nations,
You gave Your apostles the command
to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth,
and promised that You would be with them all days,
even until the end of the world.

After Your Ascension,
they went forth to preach Your word
and You confirmed with signs and wonders
that You were working through them.

When they were told by the authorities of their day
not to speak Your name anymore,
and were even arrested and scourged,
they boldly declared,
“We must obey God rather than men!”

Lord Jesus,
You continue to proclaim Your Word
in Your Church today.
Give us the same clarity, courage, and determination
that Your apostles had,
that we may not allow any obstacle or earthly power
to intimidate us into silence or compromise.

Grant that our highest loyalty may always and only be to you,
Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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Day 3: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 16, 2012 at 8:00 am)


Today we are heartened by the Catholic bishops’ courageous statement and resolved to fight even harder alongside them to protect religious liberty.

It’s one week till the Rally and we’re still adding Rally cities—the list is now at 120! Let’s keep fighting together—both in our Rallies, and on our knees.

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

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Day 2: Interfaith Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 15, 2012 at 8:00 am)

Christ PantocraterPrayer is the foundation of all our efforts to fight President Obama’s HHS Mandate, which forces all employer health plans to provide free contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, without regard to objections of conscience.

And so I invite all to join in praying a “Novena to Reverse the HHS Mandate” in the days leading up to the big Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom. Here is the Novena for Day 2: [Continue reading …]

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Novena to Stop the HHS Mandate Starts TODAY

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm)

praying handsWe fight for justice in government with many weapons. We use Rallies like we’ll hold on March 23, we use our power to vote, we use our voices and pens so our representatives in government know our concerns. But we must never forget that the strongest weapon we have is prayer.

Temporal rulers will come and go, but God is the great king over all, so recourse to Him is where our confidence must ultimately last. It is well within His power to stop the Obama Administration’s pernicious HHS Mandate, and with that in mind, we are asking all people of faith to join in a united prayer effort to Stop the HHS Mandate.

And so we offer here an ecumenical Novena for the defeat of the HHS Mandate, which begins today.

A novena is a nine day prayer sequence [Continue reading …]

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