Days before the highly anticipated Supreme Court abortion case that could reverse Roe v. Wade, pro-life Christians throughout America will unite in prayer. On Sunday, November 28, a Pray Together for Life event is planned in Mississippi (where the case originated), in several other U.S. locations, and online.
Family Research Council organized the event ahead of Dec. 1 oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case addresses the constitutionality of Mississippi’s controversial ban on most abortions after 15 weeks. Fetal viability is a key question, leading some experts to surmise that the landmark 1973 Roe decision hangs in the balance—especially with the high court’s recent conservative leanings.
Christians Unify in Prayer for Supreme Court Abortion Case
Pray Together for Life is scheduled from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Central Time on November 28. The event’s primary location is New Horizon Church, a historically Black congregation in Jackson. Other gatherings will occur at a West Coast church and at congregations along America’s northern and southern borders. Through video streaming, Christians around the country can hear speakers and join fellow believers in prayer.
Expected speakers include Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (a Republican), state Rep. Ronnie Crudup Jr. (a Democrat and senior pastor of New Horizon Church), Democrats for Life President Monica Sparks, Roman Catholic Bishop Joseph Kopacz, evangelist Alveda King, and former Planned Parenthood employee Mayra Rodriguez. The West Coast event will feature Pastor Jack Hibbs, the northern-border event will feature former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and the southern-border event will feature GOP official Adrienne Pena-Garza. A full speaker list is available.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), says the event’s denominational, ethnic, and political diversity reflects tremendous “unity on the sanctity of life.” The wide range of speakers reminds him of the early Christian church in Acts 2, with everyone gathering in “one accord” to pray about the Supreme Court abortion case.
Supreme Court Abortion Case Is a ‘Defining Moment’ for Life
The entire focus of the prayer event, according to Perkins, will be life—and “praying for the court that America would get [the abortion issue] right after nearly 50 years.” America “is again at a defining moment as the Court considers the future of abortion,” he says, urging all Christians to “join us in praying for the justices, the lawyers, and especially the unborn and their mothers whom this decision will impact.”
Perkins calls abortion “a blight on this nation,” saying, “Every life has value because it is created in the image of God.” If Roe does get overturned, he adds, states, churches, and Christians must be ready to step up and meet people’s needs.