January 12th – Thursday

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. – Colossians 3:23

On this day in 1932, Hattie Caraway won a special election to the U.S. Senate with 92 percent of the vote. She had been appointed to the position by the governor of Arkansas after her husband died in office. Hattie had been a key supporter of her husband and had played an integral role in his election. As she campaigned that year for the primary, among her opponents were a state supreme court justice, the state attorney general, a U.S. representative, and the governor himself! With help from a staunch ally in Louisiana, she won her primary, after which she was reelected by a landslide, becoming the first woman to be elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate. She said of President Franklin Roosevelt, “He fumbles, but he fumbles forward.” Today, as you pray, ask the Lord for the strength to press on, regardless of the opposition you may face.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • That the president and his administration would seek God’s guidance as they endeavor to do what they believe is best.
  • For believers in the various branches of government to be lights shining God’s love and truth in their spheres of influence.

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