May 2nd – Tuesday

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7

On May 2, 1957, Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin died at the age of 48. McCarthy served in the Marine Corps in the Second World War, as an intelligence officer in a bombing squadron. He started his career in politics in 1944 when he lost the election for Senator. He ran again in 1946 and beat popular Senator Robert LaFollette. Throughout the course of his career, the senator was known for his strong anti-communist commitment and was the most famous “Red-hunter” in the country. As his political fortunes began to decline, he used alcohol regularly as a way to cope. At the time of his death, he suffered numerous ailments, which were made worse by cirrhosis of the liver. As you consider Senator McCarthy’s story, pray for public officials at every level of government to seek God in times of distress and that they learn to rely on Him each day.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For members of the House and Senate committees and subcommittees as they investigate federal and national issues.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction in the selection of nominees and appointees for the federal bench and executive agency offices.

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