February 25th – Saturday

My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

Hiram Revels became the first Black member of the U.S. Senate on this day in 1870. Just 22 days before, the 15th Amendment was ratified, barring states from denying voters “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Senator Revels was named by civil rights activist Wendell Phillips as “the 15th Amendment in flesh and blood.” Revels was born as a free man in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He became an African Methodist Episcopal minister in 1845. He preached to both enslaved and free people while covertly assisting fugitive slaves, served as a Union Army chaplain in Mississippi, and created schools for freed slaves in Missouri. He held local and state elected office before being elected to the U.S. Senate, and later served as a college president. Pray today for U.S. officials to serve with Revels-like courage and conviction.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For members of the House and Senate to put the interests of their constituents and the nation above their own.
  • For federal and state legislators to serve in their roles with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

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