Intercessors for America Shifts From Denouncing To Praying For Kavanaugh

Image from the front page of Intercessors for America's guide to praying for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The exceedingly nimble Intercessors for America—which just a week ago held a conference call on which Brett Kavanaugh was said to have been revealed as a “usurper” out to steal the Supreme Court seat God intended for someone else—is out today with a new guide to praying for Kavanaugh and the confirmation process. Among the suggestions: “As you pray, ask God to thwart smears and lies, and spread truth. Pray that unfounded attacks on Judge Kavanaugh would be unsuccessful.”

For prayer warriors who might be feeling a bit of whiplash after praying against Kavanaugh just a week ago, IFA President Dave Kubal includes a letter that, while not acknowledging last week’s call, says, “As we listen to the Spirit in our own hearts and consider prophetic words, we need to test and verify every ‘word’ we receive.”

Among the “immediate prayer needs” listed by Kubal: “Pray that the anti-life/anti-God mainstream and social media would be stifled.”

“Dear Praying Friends,” begins the letter:

Intercessors for America seeks God’s will for the nation through prayer and fasting. We pray for God’s choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. Based on Ephesians 2:10, we believe that before time existed, God determined who He wanted to serve our nation at this time in this way. We believe this person has been prepared in the natural and anointed in the supernatural to see God’s “kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” Through the Church, the manifold wisdom of God is made known to the rulers and authorities at work today. (Ephesians 3:10). This is the role of intercessors. This is why and how we pray for the nation.

Many organizations and Christian leaders that I respect have endorsed Judge Kavanaugh for very sound reasons: He is a textualist and originalist; he is strong on the Second Amendment, administrative law, and religious liberty; he is an intellectual leader as a jurist. A few Christian leaders that I respect have expressed concern for his appointment: he is part of the establishment; he may be unwilling to reverse Roe v. Wade; prophecies have indicated that he may have a spirit of Absalom, a spirit that would usurp the ways of God. We desire to hear from the Lord in this manner, as we always do. As we listen to the Spirit in our own hearts and consider prophetic words, we need to test and verify every “word” we receive.

The IFA guide also asks people to pray that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee “would treat Judge Kavanaugh fairly and use only criteria pertaining to his record and rulings for evaluation of his confirmation.” And it asks specifically for prayers that Democratic senators in swing states “would not be influenced by partisan pressures.”

Here are IFA’s “Scriptural Prayer Points for the Supreme Court nomination”:

May God’s choice for Supreme Court Justice prevail. Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully. —Proverbs 28:5

May the new justice understand and accept our Creator’s laws, known as natural law, including the value for life. All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. —Psalm 22:27-28 (NASB)

May the next justice be a constitutionalist and originalist, and not treat the Constitution as a living, breathing document. Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. —Proverbs 22:28

May a majority of the Supreme Court firmly believe that the Constitution derives its authority from the Declaration of Independence, and the Declaration of Independence derives its authority from the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. —1 Corinthians 1:25

May God draw Judge Kavanaugh, his wife Ashley, and daughters Margaret and Liza, closer to Him throughout this process and protect them from attacks of the Enemy. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. —Ephesians 6:16

May righteousness exalt our nation once again! Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. —Proverbs 14:34

IFA previously distributed a prayer guide on getting judges who “fear God” and will uphold the “Creator’s laws” and a guide to electing “godly” candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, which calls on activists not only to pray but to volunteer in election campaigns.