June 9th – Friday

Look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. – 2 Corinthians 4:18

The U.S. passed the Civil Rights Act on this day in 1964. This legislation prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This measure developed political, civil, and legal rights and protections for people of color, eradicating segregation in private and public facilities. The Senate played an important role in making this happen. The debate over this act began on February 10, 1964, when the House passed the bill. Then-Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield motioned to not only place the bill on the Senate calendar but also took responsibility for this measure being discussed. Despite a 60-day filibuster, it passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. As you pray for governing officials today, ask the Lord to reveal to you any areas in your life that need to be cleared out to give Him greater access.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For discernment for federal officials who serve in the civil rights offices in each government department.
  • For Speaker McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Schumer as they determine the legislative agenda for their respective chambers.

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