May 29th – Monday

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. – John 14:1

Veterans of World War I started to gather in Washington, D.C., on this date in 1932 to request that the government pay them the cash bonuses that had been promised to be distributed in 1945, over a decade in the future. The veterans were experiencing major hardships due to the start of the Great Depression. Ultimately, 43,000 demonstrators, known as the Bonus Army, camped out on government property until July 28, when U.S. Attorney General Mitchell ordered the veterans to be forcibly removed. Washington police ended up shooting at protestors and killing two veterans. Eventually, in 1936, Congress paid the veterans the bonus nine years early. As you listen for the Lord’s voice today, pray that those tasked with caring for U.S. veterans would seek God’s guidance.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For governing officials as they consider the needs of U.S. veterans and their families.
  • For the U.S. attorney general and all who serve in the Justice Department to seek the Lord’s leading as they fulfill their roles.

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