August 27th – Sunday

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24

The United States and France signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact on this day in 1928, one of the many failed attempts to prevent the eruption of the Second World War. World War I had been over for almost a decade, but the Western world was still scarred by the horrific conflicts that war entailed. The U.S. began hosting naval conferences in 1921, focusing on cooperative efforts with the League of Nations and the new World Court. Several nations proposed outlawing war entirely, an idea that gained traction in 1927. French Minister of Foreign Affairs Aristide Briand proposed a pact outlawing war between the U.S. and France, and Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg opened the agreement to the other Western nations. Fifteens nations gathered in Paris to sign the Kellogg-Briand Pact, and an additional 47 nations signed the pact within a year.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he discusses pacts and agreements with foreign ministers.
  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they strategize policies with allies.

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