Changing Marriage Changes Everything
- By Alan Sears
- Posted Mar 8, 2012
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Calling on Americans to set aside a day for focused, unified prayer is not a new thing in the history of our nation. Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, all did it, just to name a few. But calling on believers for a day of unified, focused prayer specifically aimed at marriage is a relatively new thing – although it shouldn’t be. It’s something Christians in America should have been doing because marriage has been under siege for a long time. And the most recent threat it faces comes from the push for same-sex “marriage” by those involved in the homosexual agenda.
Believers across the country answered the Alliance Defense Fund call to set aside a day to pray for marriage on February 26. On Facebook alone, thousands told us that they would be praying either on their own or with their church families. And we now know that hundreds of thousands prayed in their homes, their churches, their Bible studies, and their Sunday school classes—all asking God’s blessing on the institution of marriage, specifically marriages in their community and for the future of marriage throughout our land.
Because marriage is more than the wedding day on which the ceremony takes place, changing marriage carries ramifications that far exceed the genders represented by participants in those ceremonies. In fact, changing marriage changes everything.
So even now, more than a week after Pray for Marriage Day, we pray that God will right the wrongs that have changed marriage for the worse in our society. And we also pray that the nation will discern the dangers of further damage to marriage. We thank Him for the deep and lasting social good marriage provides; which has stood the test of time across all cultures and faiths. And we continue to pray that God will bless and repair this vital institution in our nation.
February 26 won’t be the last time the Body of Christ will go before the Almighty with one voice, on one day. And we actually hope it will only be the beginning of an era where we continually pray to see marriage affirmed and esteemed for the good of children and society everywhere.
Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor who held various posts in the departments of Justice and Interior during the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund (www.telladf.org), a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.
Author: Alan Sears