June 6th – Tuesday

Do not be anxious about anything. – Philippians 4:6

On this day in 1833, President Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. President to ever ride a locomotive. Known at the time as the “Iron Horse,” the steam locomotive was pioneered at the start of the 19th century in England by Richard Trevithick and George Stephenson, and was adopted in the U.S. in 1830. President Jackson’s trip to Baltimore served as a symbolic presidential christening of this new mode of travel. The railroad network would continue to grow throughout the rest of the 19th century to a network of over 30,000 miles. As new technologies continue to be developed, pray for wisdom for the president and federal officials as they set the guidelines and restrictions on them. Ask the Lord to work and develop new avenues of your spiritual understanding today as you intercede for the nation’s leaders.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Administrator Amit Bose as he heads the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • For White House Science Advisor Arati Prabhakar as he provides recommendations to the president and his administration.

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