Wednesday, June 18, 2014


The answers to the problems we are facing on marriage and every other issue, ultimately do not rest in politicians, political parties, pundits, power-brokers or in any organization. They rest in God. Bluntly, we need to hear from God, the Creator of male and female and the Author of marriage and family.  

Prayer is essential: "In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,  let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6)

Wisconsin Family Council, in humility and deep concern, has called for a Statewide Day of Prayer and Fasting for Wisconsin and Marriage.

This special Day is tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  

We hope you, your family and friends, maybe your church will spend some very focused time praying for our state and for the institution of marriage in our state.

Marriage is the cornerstone and family is the foundation of our state and our entire society.  It should not surprise us that it is under direct attack by Satan. If marriage and family can be obliterated by experimentation and redefinition to become something meaningless because it is shaped in man's image and not God's image, then just about anything can happen in a society/culture.

Federal Judge Barbara Crabb's June 6 ruling in which she declared Wisconsin's voter-approved Marriage Protection Amendment unconstitutional precipitated this Day of Prayer & Fasting.  But our prayers should go beyond praying about this ruling.  (By the way, it happens that our Wisconsin Day of Prayer and Fasting for our state and marriage coincides with the national-level March for Marriage, organized by our friends at National Organization for Marriage.  Much prayer will be offered during this event as well.)  

Following are some things to pray for:
  • Wisdom for the attorneys working to defend WI's Marriage Protection Amendment (Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and his staff)
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who will hear the appeal of Judge Crabb's ruling (interestingly, we now know which 3 judges on the 7th Circuit will hear this case--and 2 of the three are known to be very liberal.  God IS in control!)
  • Your own marriage
  • Marriages in your family, your church, your community
  • Courage and real understanding on the part of elected officials and candidates on the issue. That they would not be afraid to stand up for one-man/one-woman marriage; that they would understand the unique contribution this institution brings to society
  • Fathers and mothers as they parent
  • Young people as they deal with sexual purity and marriage
  • Pastors and ministry leaders to have wisdom in dealing with this issue; that they would have the courage to deal with the redefinition of marriage from the pulpit and the teaching podiums.
  • Those taken captive by lies and who have become ensnared in homosexuality or any other sexual immorality
  • For God's mercy on our state and nation
  • Revival among Christians. Perhaps we need a Third Great Awakening?
Remember: God is sovereign. He bids us, finite man, to come to Him, the Supreme Judge of the Universe, with our prayers and petitions.  What a blessing!  It is always, always, always too soon to quit! Having done ALL, we STAND!

May God richly bless you and your family as you STAND faithfully, in love, for the Truth.
Northwoods Patriots - Standing up for Faith, Family, Country

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