ESTHER’S MOMENT CONTINUES—A CALL TO FAST AND PRAY By Lou Engle and Matt Lockett
Once again, we find ourselves in a life-or-death moment of decision concerning the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential to overturn the 1973 decree of death known as Roe v. Wade.
We are urging everyone who cares about the future of America to join us in a three-day Esther fast, August 18-21.
In 2004, Bound4LIFE began with the simple prayer, “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.” It is a powerful prayer that has continued to this day, and we believe that the answers of these two epic cries could now come in the same timeframe—the ending of the scourge of abortion and the beginning of another Great Awakening. To miss either one would be catastrophic for the future of our nation.
Through the years, the story of Esther has been a dominating prophetic theme for our prayer movement, understanding that Roe v. Wade is not unlike Haman’s evil edict that threatened the genocide of Esther’s people. She rose up “for such a time as this,” risking everything to overturn Haman’s death decree.
Esther’s story is timeless in the sense that we periodically find ourselves in similar moments that demand intensified prayer and fasting for the sake of shifting wicked circumstances. It is our conviction that America is in another Esther moment.
For years we have prayed for the Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court by name, but we have also prayed for the seats they occupy. Their positions represent seats of authority, and we believe God wants to bring about a shift that will uphold righteousness and overturn injustice.
Justice Kennedy announced his retirement on June 27. A pivotal seat is NOW OPEN. The battle to fill his vacancy has begun. READ MORE about how we’re mobilizing urgent prayer for the Supreme Court RIGHT NOW and how you can take a stand August 18-21 in a corporate Esther Fast.