November 10th – Friday

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. – 1 John 4:18

A resolution from the Continental Congress on this day in 1775, guided by future President John Adams, formed the Continental Marines. These early Marines succeeded on both land and sea with Captain Samuel Nicholas leading the first Marine landing by capturing New Providence Island in 1776. After American independence was won, in 1783 the Continental Navy disbanded along with the Marines. However, escalating conflicts with revolutionary France in the late 18th century prompted the formal establishment of the U.S. Navy in May of 1798, with President John Adams signing the bill making the U.S. Marine Corps a permanent military force. The Marines have played pivotal roles in U.S. wars. The Marine Corps is comprised of 200,000 active-duty and reserve Marines, with expeditionary units prepared for rapid global deployment, embodying the motto “Semper Fidelis,” Latin for “Always Faithful.”

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For public officials at all levels of U.S. government to serve in their roles with faithfulness to their constituencies and their oaths of office.
  • For the president and his Cabinet members to follow and uphold U.S. laws and regulations passed by Congress.
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