May 9th – Tuesday

I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. – John 16:33

Today marks the 109th anniversary of the first national Mother’s Day. Some credit the original idea for a “Mother’s Day,” or a holiday dedicated to peace, to Julia Ward Howe in 1872, while others credit Anna Jarvis in 1907. Prior to 1914, many individual states in the U.S. celebrated Mother’s Day. The proclamation officially set the date as the second Sunday of May. In his proclamation, President Wilson said the holiday offered “a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.“ While the task of raising children is not as high profile, nor does it receive the accolades, as the duties of a president are, the attitudes, values, and decisions of motherhood carry as much or more weight in shaping the next generation. As you pray for the president today, ask that mothers across the country would turn to the Lord for wisdom and guidance.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and his administration as they determine programs that will impact parents and children.
  • For members of Congress who are endeavoring to protect the sanctity of the family unit.

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