September 3rd – Sunday

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. – Psalm 5:11

On this day in 1783, the American Revolutionary War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The war had been fought since 1775, and France, a key ally of the United States, was exhausted. French Foreign Minister Vergennes began reaching out to the key players in the Revolutionary War to draft a peace treaty. The United States and their other key ally Spain were initially hesitant and each reached out to Great Britain to see what kind of terms they could negotiate on their own. After many discussions, all parties came to terms through a unified peace treaty, one that granted American allies their key territories and accepted the sovereignty of the United States. Great Britain quickly became a close trading partner with the U.S., a relationship that has continued to this day.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Secretary of State Blinken and all the diplomats of the State Department as they seek to maintain peaceful relationships with other nations.
  • For U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo as they seek to support economic relationships with international trading partners.

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