July 9th – Sunday

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. – Psalm 20:7

When the Continental Congress passed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, part of the resolution required the acting president of Congress, John Hancock, to send copies of the declaration of several commanding officers of the Continental Army. General George Washington was stationed in New York with his troops at the time, and on this day in 1776 received his copy of the Declaration. Washington had the document read out loud to his troops that same day. Later that evening they moved into New York City and destroyed a bronze and lead statue of King George III located on the Bowling Green at the foot of Broadway. George Washington saved his copy of the Declaration, and the Library of Congress has the document preserved in its manuscript department to this day. Thank God, today, for providing liberty from the oppression of sin!

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden as she oversees the maintenance and stewardship of the nation’s historical documents.
  • For the president and his Cabinet to reflect on and uphold the principles upon which this nation was founded.
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