November 6th – Monday

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. – Revelation 1:3

President Lincoln was elected president of the United States on this date in 1860. The electoral map of the results was a harbinger of the coming Civil War, with President Lincoln winning none of the states that would secede from the nation within the next year. President Lincoln’s electoral platform clearly opposed the expansion of slavery in the nation, which spurred the dissenting states to form the Confederate States of America and wage war against the Union. Today, President Lincoln is remembered for his leadership through this moment of great turmoil for the nation, ensuring that all people in the United States would live free from the shackles of slavery. As you reflect on today’s scripture passage, pray that U.S. governing officials would stand for ever-increasing freedom for all.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and his advisors as they consider solutions to the problems facing the United States today.
  • For legislators in Congress as they navigate the political and ideological differences between the states.

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