April 21st – Friday

Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24

John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. vice president on this day in 1789. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Adams began studying at Harvard at the age of 15. He became a teacher and then studied law. Once his legal practice was established, he married Abigail Smith and raised four children, pioneering an impressive marital partnership. Adams gained notoriety for defending British soldiers who were charged for their participation in the Boston Massacre. In 1774, he was a representative at the First Continental Congress and nominated George Washington to command the Continental Army. He served as the first U.S. Minister to Great Britain. As the second U.S. president, Adams attempted to retain Washington’s cabinet secretaries and avoid war with France. His oldest son, John Quincy Adams won the 1824 presidential election, and two years later, on the 15th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams died.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president, vice president, and members of the Cabinet to have their hearts moved to seek the Lord and His truth.
  • For representatives and senators to serve in their respective chambers with integrity and honesty, working for the nation’s best.

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