May 1st – Monday

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. – John 14:27

A major turning point in the Spanish-American War occurred on this date in 1898. The Battle of Manila Bay took place in the waters outside of the capital of the Philippines, which was a Spanish colonial holding at the time. The American Asiatic Squadron, under the command of Commodore George Dewey, destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron completely, incurring only ten American casualties and no loss of ships. This decisive victory eventually led to the United States taking control of the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Eventually, the Philippines and Cuba gained their independence from the United States. Guam and Puerto Rico remain U.S. territories to this day. As the Spirit leads you today, ask that God would guide the modern U.S. Navy as it endeavors to maintain a peaceful world.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Secretary Carlos Del Toro to be led by the Lord as he heads the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
  • For wisdom and prudence for the commanders and generals in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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