US Supreme Court

On March 2nd, the Supreme Court will hear Oral Arguments for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will determine whether states like Texas can pass legislation that regulates abortion clinics and requires doctors to have admitting privileges for local hospitals.

March 2, 1836 – Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. This day in history fell on the Fast of Esther in the Hebrew calendar.

Esther 9:24-25 Complete Jewish Bible
because Haman the son of Hamdata the Agagi, the enemy of the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had thrown pur (that is, “cast lots”) to crush and destroy them; but when Ester came before the king, he ordered by letters that [Haman’s] wicked scheme, which he had plotted against the Jews, should recoil on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Agag is a name for a king of Amalek. The Amalekites preyed on the weak and vulnerable Israelites traveling through the wilderness. One interpretation of the word ‘Amalek’ is a people who lick blood.

Our Father in heaven,
You are a righteous and holy God. We cannot see men’s hearts as You do, but we know that the spirit of Amalek has long contended against Your people. If there are forces of Amalek trying to influence the outcome of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, let their wicked schemes recoil on their own heads. We loose the angels that war against Amalek. Amen.

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