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Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

Jun 29, 2015

Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that requires the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in all fifty states. As Christians, we are not of this world, but we are in it and we care about and are concerned for what happens here. And so on Sunday at Desert Springs Church, in Albuquerque, NM, we prayed in reflection on the Supreme Court's decision for our nation, for the church, and for everything in-between. Here's how we addressed the Lord when we gathered this Lords Day:

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Father, increasingly, our nation is calling evil good and good evil, and we have a mixture of responses to this. We know who rules the world, who set the stars in their place, and who orders history. You do. The nations are as a drop in the bucket to you, and our leaders, in all of their righteous and unrighteous decisions, are ultimately working out your plan for history. And so we are calm and we are confident because history is yours, and we belong to you. And yet, though trusting you fully, we are troubled in so many ways. We look to you, yet we lament.

Thankfully, while there many reasons to lament, there are still many more to trust, and in trusting, to sing and to rejoice.

Glorify your Sonthe King of Glory, the Highest Judge, our Risen Lambin whose name we pray. Amen.

Trent Hunter

Trent Hunter serves as pastor for preaching and teaching at Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina. He is the author of Joshua (Crossway, 2016) and Graphical Greek: A Quick Reference Guide for Biblical Greek. He is also an instructor for the Simeon Trust workshops on biblical exposition.... Read More