Throughout history, women have been seen as solely fit to fill domestic roles while the right to vote was only provided to men. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that certain key women decided they would lead the fight for this right. In 1920, the women’s suffrage movement resulted in a Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provided: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” On the onset of this amendment, only the educated and wealthy among women could exercise this new right due to certain restrictions. However, after long fought battles, there is now nothing standing in the way of a women’s right to vote, no matter her color, her religion, or her economic status. Let us be sure to pay tribute to the sacrifice of many that has gone before us by exercising our right to vote today.
“Choose wise, understanding, experienced, and respected men according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.” Deuteronomy 1:13 (AMP)
I thank You for every right You have given me. Today as many take part in their liberties and freedom to vote across the United States, I pray for a peaceful voting process. I also declare Your blessing over this country and an abundance of grace and wisdom for our new elected leaders. In Jesus Name, Amen.