January 30th – Monday

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17

On this date in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Delano Roosevelt. Franklin would grow up to become the 32nd president of the United States, leading the country through some of the most difficult moments it had experienced to date. He is remembered for his domestic policy, the New Deal, which was intended to assist the U.S. economy toward recovery following the Great Depression. FDR is the only president to have served a third and part of a fourth term in office, ending the precedent established by George Washington of serving two terms. He passed away at the age of 63 from a brain hemorrhage. He is still memorialized today with his portrait on the dime. As the nation faces new threats and challenges from within and without, maintain your focus on the Lord Jesus as your Prince of Peace.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • That the president and his administration would seek God’s guidance as they set foreign and domestic policies.
  • For members of Congress as they deliberate and vote on legislation that addresses the troubles facing the nation.

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