250 Christians from Across U.S. Gather In Front of Senate Building to Back Amy Coney Barrett During Hearings

Credit: Amir George

On the third day of Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings in the Senate, a large group of believers who came from throughout the United States showed up in front of the Hart Senate Office Building. They carried large signs proclaiming “Hope” to encourage her as she continued her testimony.

“We came from Florida to pray for Amy and to be here to support her in this time when he needs the prayers of believers,” said Sofia Medina-Hickle of the effort.

Peggy Nienaber, of Faith & Liberty, a Christian outreach to top-level government officials, said, “We are here to pray for Amy and her family as well as for the proceedings, that God will be with her, guide her and protect her. We were all here during previous hearings and believe that prayer is critical during such events.”

Rev. Greg Cox, also of Faith & Liberty, said, “It is critical to have Amy Barrett on the Supreme Court, as she is an originalist in the model of Justice Antonin Scalia and will make decisions based upon what the Constitution actually says rather than what she would like it to say. Her opinions will reflect law and precedent rather than her own political preferences.”

Cox described some responses to the group’s visible support the first two days.

“We had some rather vocal groups that showed up the first two days to oppose us, and we felt that sense of spiritual warfare. But with a wonderful team of over 100 students from Liberty University as well as other schools in the area, we are well prepared. As we prayed and worshipped, the opposition groups left the area. Our goal was simple: to have Amy Barrett’s back in prayer.”

A Students for Life representative encouraged other young people to be involved. As a young female, she said she regularly chooses to attend such events to pray and to encourage. She’s impressed by Barrett and describes her as an accomplished professional woman with seven children, an adoring husband, two adopted children from Haiti and one special needs child, yet “so kind, gracious and nice.”

“She’s a role model for me and so many other young Christian women,” she added.

The hearings are expected to last through today, followed by a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is expected by next Thursday.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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