July 7th – Friday

We can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6

Women were first allowed to enroll at West Point on this day in 1976. The U.S. Military Academy, established at West Point, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River, was the first military school in America. It was founded by Congress in 1802 to prepare and develop young men in the practice and concept of military science. West Point was also the site of a fort built during the American Revolution to defend the Hudson River from British attack. The academy was ordered by Congress to extend its premises in 1812, as well as boost its number of West Point corps, as the prospect of another war loomed on the horizon. The West Point graduating class in 1980 included 62 women cadets who were commissioned as second lieutenants. West Point is now under the general oversight of the U.S. Army and enrolls approximately 4,400 students each year.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Lt. General Steve Gilland in his role as superintendent of West Point.
  • For Defense Secretary Austin and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as they advise the president.

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