January 20th – Friday

Walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him. – Colossians 1:10

Abolitionist and activist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, became the first woman to testify before the U.S. Congress for women’s suffrage 154 years ago today. A graduate of Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary in 1832, she studied law with her father, Daniel Cady, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later a New York Supreme Court judge. The year she married attorney and abolitionist, Henry Brewster Stanton, they traveled to the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London. Elizabeth worked closely with Susan B. Anthony, creating the Women’s National Loyal League, was friends with Frederick Douglass, and wrote periodicals for many publications. Stanton was elected president of the new National American Woman Suffrage Association and maintained that position until 1892. She died 18 years before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and his administration as they seek to implement policies that protect citizens from discrimination.
  • For members of the House and Senate vote on laws that are consistent with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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