August 6th – Sunday

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by Christ to practice to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:14

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on this day in 1965. Signed during the height of the civil rights movement, the act prohibited any government policy that “results in the denial or abridgment of the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color.” Congress has since made five amendments to the Act, outlawing literacy tests for voting eligibility and requiring bilingual ballots for minority populations. The act has increased voter turnout and brought greater representation to local and federal politics. As presidential and legislative candidates campaign and prepare for debates, pray for God’s will to be accomplished through the election process in this nation. Ask the Lord today to help you to spread His love and the message of His amazing salvation that is available to all.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Justice Department attorneys and agents to uphold civil rights law without bias or discrimination.
  • For U.S. election officials as they prepare to hold primaries and caucuses.
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