March 19th – Sunday

Do not speak evil against one another. – James 4:11

Though daylight savings time had been proposed in cultural thought for decades, it took much longer for Congress to legislate the concept. Many countries in Europe had adopted the policy before the U.S. did. The First World War was beginning to break out, and Europe hoped that moving work hours to accompany natural daylight would increase productivity among its people. After much deliberation, the U.S. decided that it might increase productivity among its citizens as well. After crafting five distinct time zones to standardize time across the vast country, the legislation passed the U.S. Congress without issue. On this day, the Standard Time Act of 1918 was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, designating the time zones in the U.S. and implementing both Standard Time and the observance of Daylight Savings Time.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For senators and representatives as they discuss and deliberate legislation to address issues facing the nation.
  • For the president and Cabinet members as they propose and promote legislation solutions according to their agenda.
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