July 10th – Monday

Whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do what pleases Him. – 1 John 3:22

Millard Fillmore was sworn into office as President of the United States on this day in 1850, after the death of President Zachary Taylor the day before. President Taylor had risen to prominence following his campaign as a major general in Texas during the Mexican-American War. His time in office was the third shortest of all U.S. presidents, as he died from stomach disease 16 months into his term. Vice President Millard Fillmore appeared before Congress to take the oath of office becoming the nation’s 13th President. He became known for the compromises he made to postpone the growing conflict between free and enslaving states including the Fugitive Slave Act and the Compromise of 1850. He was the last serving member of the Whig Party, which dissolved after his presidency. Pray for wisdom for governing officials today as they seek to navigate current societal divisions.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and his administration as they consider solutions to the issues facing the United States.
  • For the White House physicians as they care for President Biden’s health.

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