October 28th – Saturday

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

The Massachusetts Bay Colony held a vote on this day in 1636 to establish a theological college. Responding to an endowment from the late Reverend John Harvard, the Puritan leaders sought to create an institution dedicated to training ministers and preserving their religious ideals. The vote resulted in the founding of Harvard College, named in honor of its benefactor, which later became Harvard University. The college’s mission was rooted in clerical principles: seeking to provide a sound education for clergymen to uphold the religious foundations of the colony. Over the centuries, Harvard University has expanded its scope and prestige, becoming one of the most renowned educational institutions worldwide. The decision to establish the college laid the groundwork for intellectual pursuit and striving for academic excellence in the New World.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Secretary Miguel Cardona to seek the Lord’s direction as he heads the Education Department.
  • For U.S. education officials at the federal, state, local, and community levels of government.

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