September 17th – Sunday

I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:10

The final draft of the Constitution was completed at the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787. The Revolutionary War had ended four years before, and it had become apparent that state sovereignty was a shaky foundation on which to build the young country. States were prioritizing their own interests above collective needs, refusing to provide Congress with the agreed-upon funding necessary to pay America’s obligations and keep the military running. Debts were adding up to the point where individual states were imposing customs duties against each other and printing paper money on their own. The Constitutional Convention was called to resolve these issues. Each state sent delegates to thoroughly discuss this crucial document, and its drafting finally brought unity to the experimental federal republic known as the United States.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • That members of Congress would be prudent in their negotiations regarding the five-year farm bill.
  • For senators and representatives as they deliberate appropriations to fund the government for the coming fiscal year.
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