After failing to win the White House in the 2016 presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in need of some encouragement. She found it in daily spiritual devotionals, according to the Daily Mail.
In an interview with the news site, Rev. Bill Shillady says Clinton “reads her scripture and prays each and every day,” giving her the inspiration to be “strong in the midst of unpredictability” as she deals with the decisive defeat President Trump handed her in November, 2016.
Shillady said he began giving Clinton devotionals back in 2015, when she told him she would be seeking the presidency. Shillady says that after reading the day’s headlines, he would write a personal devotional for her. “My team of writers and I used passages of Scripture, a reflection on that passage, and a prayer to support her, depending on the events that were taking place,” Shillady said.
After Clinton’s defeat, Shillady wanted to lift her spirits, so he continued sending her the personal devotionals. According to the report, Clinton told Shillady the devotionals “gave her strength in the midst of the loss.”
Shillady says Clinton advised him to publish some of the 600 devotionals he created for her. In October 2017, 365 will be released in a book entitled “Strong For A Moment Like This: The Daily Devotionals of Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It will be organized by themes like forgiveness, courage, doing good and women.
Following the presidential race, Clinton took a break from the public eye, only appearing occasionally. Recently, she’s been active on Twitter, announced a campaign of “resistance” to promote progressive ideas, and comments regularly during appearances about the reasons she lost the election and current politics.
Her activities have lead to speculation that she’ll attempt another run for president in 2020.
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