On Tuesday of this week, we learned that the United States Supreme Court has scheduled a conference for Thursday, June 7, 2018 to consider our Petition for a Writ of Certiorari. This conference will determine if they will hear our case during the next term. Though this is welcome news, only a small fraction of Petitions is granted each year by the Court. Therefore, as your bishop, I am requesting that along with your congregational prayers, you will also include this matter in your personal and daily prayers. I also ask that many of you, and particularly those with gifts of intercession, join me in setting aside the Thursday, of June 7th as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Court and for the Church.
You will find below a general prayer to which you may add your petitions as God, the Holy Spirit, might lead you. We are also providing a link to a list of the Justices of the Supreme Court, whom you may want to pray for individually.
Almighty God, Judge and Redeemer of the world, send upon all courts of justice, and especially the Supreme Court of the United States and its justices, a spirit of wisdom, understanding, and discernment; grant that they may rightly and impartially interpret and administer the law; through him who shall come to be our Judge, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
XIV Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina