May 3rd – Wednesday

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1

The Supreme Court struck down restrictive covenants on this day in 1948, upholding the rights of non-caucasians to purchase real estate under the 14th Amendment. The Supreme Court decision was in favor of an African American family that had unknowingly bought a home in a neighborhood with a condition precedent that prohibited the sale of properties to racial minorities. The neighbors sought to uphold the restrictive covenant, and keep the family from moving into the home. After the Missouri Supreme Court upheld the restrictive covenant, the Supreme Court accepted the case and overturned the state’s decision. The justices ruled that restrictive covenants violate the Equal Protections Clause of the 14th Amendment. As you pray today, lift up the judges and justices serving across the federal judiciary, that they would uphold and protect the rights detailed in the U.S. Constitution.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • That Supreme Court justices would be discerning in the cases they choose to hear and the rulings that they hand down.
  • For the president as he reviews and picks individuals to nominate to the federal courts.

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