Sunday, December 21, 2014
Founded in 2001
4.8 Million Served

I pray Radio - Christmas 2014
Armed Forces

Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesMajor General John P. Horner, USAF, Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

John P. Horner is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Army Command and General Staff College, and other military-related courses. He served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was Deputy Foreign Advisor at U.S. Europe Command.

He is a command pilot with over 4,000 flight hours, predominantly in the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and has deployed and flown combat missions over Iraq, the Balkans and Afghanistan. Horner recently served as Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

In July 2014, he was assigned to his current position with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, whose mission is to safeguard the U.S. and its allies from weapons of mass destruction, specifically chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear/high yield explosive threats.

IN THE NEWS: The Deputy Director of the Defense Department’s Threat Reduction Agency, Major General John P. Horner of the U.S. Air Force, recently spoke about the agency’s Ebola responses in West Africa. The fast-moving nature of the Ebola crisis has so far accounted for over 17,000 cases of the virus and at least 6,070 deaths. The urgency of the crisis has driven the need for constant close collaboration within the agency and among other U.S. entities such as U.S. Africa Command, and international organizations and private companies. “We are not necessarily the lead for any of this,” Horner said. “But between our research, testing, development and evaluation efforts and providing protective gear, diagnostic capabilities and vaccines to modeling and analysis and data-sharing capabilities, we’ve made a lot of contributions.”