"Let everyone who is Godly pray to you while you may be found"  (Psalm 32:6)


[The king issued a decree that] "anyone who prays to any god or man during the next thirty days [except to the king] shall be thrown into the lions' den..." Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before (Dan 6:5-15).

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Presbyterian minister, director of the Christian Defense Coalition (CDC) and close friend of The Capitol Hill Prayer Alert, was scheduled to stand trial on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, for violating an injunction barring him from prayer on a public sidewalk outside a DC abortion clinic. The trial was rescheduled and finally held on Friday, February 7.

(For more background information see:
http://prayeralert.org/alertarchives/alert-030103.html .)

Rev. Mahoney has expressed deep gratitude for all the intercession made on his behalf. The trial went "unbelievably well." Rev. Mahoney was able to share the Gospel from the witness stand to all present, including the press, the judge and the DOJ prosecutors.

The next steps in the legal process:
-James Henderson, Rev. Mahoney's attorney from the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), will submit his final brief to Judge Gladys Kessler by March 10;

-After reviewing Rev. Mahoney's brief, Attorney General John Ashcroft & the Department of Justice (DOJ) have until March 17 to submit their response;

-Attorney Henderson will then tender his reply to the DOJ's submission;

-Judge Kessler will announce her decision the end of March or first of April.

Join Us in Interceding for Rev. Mahoney:

--Holy Lord, GRANT WISDOM & FAVOR to Rev. Patrick Mahoney & Attorney James Henderson.

--May Attorney General Ashcroft & the DOJ reverse themselves. May the DOJ do what is RIGHT - under the law & in Your sight.

--Lord, may JUSTICE prevail! In Jesus' Name, AMEN! (1 Kings 3:12; Ps 31:19-20; Pr 29:25; Is 51:7; Jn 7:24; Rom 8:37; Jas 1:5; Rev 12:11)

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