March 8th – Wednesday

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. – Galatians 6:7

On this day in 1838, the U.S. Mint in New Orleans began printing dimes. Due to its location on the Mississippi River, New Orleans was known for its commercial activity, including the export of cotton and the amount of gold flowing through from Mexico. While in operation, the mint produced over 427 million gold and silver coins of nearly every U.S. denomination, with a total value of over $307 million. It was decommissioned in May 1861 but was refurbished and recommissioned in 1878 and stayed in operation until it was finally closed down in 1911. The mint has been used as a museum of its coin production since 1981 and is one of the five branches of the Louisiana State Museum in the French Quarter. As you meditate on the various changes of the U.S. mint in New Orleans, submit to any changes the Lord wants to make in your life today.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Director Gibson to seek God’s wisdom as she oversees the operations of the U.S. Mint.
  • For discernment for Secretary Janet Yellen as she heads the Treasury Department.

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