January 8th – Sunday

So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:9

President Andrew Jackson was not only a polarizing figure during his time but remains one for historians today. However, this American leader gained the respect of the American people on this day in 1815, when, as then-Major General Jackson, he defeated eight thousand British troops with his ragtag army at the Battle of New Orleans. The War of 1812 was winding down and, though it had not yet been ratified, the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed. Before this news could reach him, Major General Jackson led his troops to a major victory that was widely celebrated both that day and on its anniversary for many years. Pray today that the Lord would equip the president, his administration, and members of Congress with understanding, integrity, and character.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For military commanders around the world as they prepare and train U.S. troops and forces to defend U.S. interests.
  • For the president as commander in chief to look to the Lord for guidance as he and his advisors consider the actions of hostile nations.

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