I have recently begun reading The Reagan Diaries from the beginning.  I have often in the past read random entries, but decided I would try to go from beginning to end.

I came across the following statements on facing pages:

Word brought to us of the shooting of the Pope.  Called Cardinal Cooke and Cardinal Crowell–sent message to Vatican and prayed.


Nancy up at the crack of dawn to leave for Miss. and the launching [of a new Navy ship].  Why am I so scared always when she leaves like that?  I do an awful lot of praying until she returns.  She returned and I’ve said my thank you.

I wonder what our nation would be like if all of our leaders had such a personal devotion to prayer and the One Who hears and answers.