(By Jack Graham) This month has seen some huge judicial victories for God’s people here in America, as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of both a Christian business owner and of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in California.  I applaud these judicial decisions and commend those who celebrate this victory and ready themselves to press on and fight for more victories. Yet I sometimes wonder: Have we forgotten the victory that must precede all the others? I fear that we often do forget.

Now, I don’t mean to detract from victories for our faith here in our country; I only stop to meditate clearly on truth amid the noise of potentially short-sighted pride in ourselves and our own efforts, rather than praise for God and his provision. Our best intentions and fiery can-do attitudes may deafen us to our need of spiritual victory, which must come first and foremost. And it all starts with prayer. READ MORE