March 7th – Tuesday

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1

Five letters passed between Continental Congressman, and future president, John Adams and his wife Abigail on this day in 1777. At the time, he was with Congress in Philadelphia, fighting the Revolutionary War with the British, while she maintained their farm in Massachusetts. They corresponded on a vast array of topics, from politics and military strategy to the health of the family and household economy. Life appeared difficult for the couple, as Abigail described how challenging it was to communicate with her husband during the war. She also expressed her disappointment with the lack of support of those in the New England area for the war for independence. Letters like these serve as reminders that the families of those governing the country often make unseen sacrifices to support their loved ones.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the families of public servants at all levels of government to seek the Lord for strength as they support their loved ones.
  • For the president and the first family to have their hearts and minds drawn to the Lord so that He would be glorified in their words and actions.
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