April 30, 1789 - George Washington became the first U.S. President as he administered the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in New York City.
As the first President of the United States, George Washington was aware that his actions would set precedence for those who followed him. He aimed for fairness and integrity among other things. Just as Washington set a good example, we should also strive to set good examples in word and deed for those who follow us.
We can begin by faithfully praying for our country, its leaders, and our neighbors. Pray without ceasing so to speak. Pray anytime you can and encourage others to do the same. Setting a holy, Christian example is important. The way we behave is a testament to our faith.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”