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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

PrayFocusArmedForcesGeneral James F. Amos, Commandant, United States Marine Corps

James F. Amos was born in November 1946 in Wendell, Idaho. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he was designated a Naval Aviator, and held a variety of operational and staff assignments. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

He flew the F-4 Phantom II, and later the F/A-18 Hornet. He held joint command of Carrier Air Wing Eight on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and later assumed command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 in South Carolina. He commanded the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and deployed with them to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was Commanding General of the 11 Marine Expeditionary Force. He also holds rifle sharpshooter and expert pistol marksmanship badges.

In June 2010, Amos was recommended for nomination by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the role of Assistant Marine Corps Commandant. He was formally nominated by President Barack Obama, receiving supporting from the Senate Armed Services Committee during confirmation hearings, and confirmed shortly thereafter.

IN THE NEWS: It is rare for an active-duty serviceman to give criticism of a sitting President. Yet, at the Brookings Institute last week, General Amos suggested that his upcoming retirement this fall may have played a role in his decision to rebuke the Administration policies on Iraq. “We may think we’re done with all of these nasty, thorny, tacky little things that are going on around the world — and I’d argue that if you’re in that nation, it’s not a tacky, little thing for you. We may think we’re done with them, but they’re not done with us,” the Commandant of the Marine Corps added. “We’re probably the only country in the world that has the resources and the capability to be able to do some of this that others can’t.”