As we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, the National Day of Prayer Task Force encourages you to pray for our military families and diligently intercede on behalf of those who continue to fight for freedom across the globe. Scriptures remind us that Almighty God goes before us even on the battlefield:
He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate and encouraged them with these words: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." - II Chronicles 32:6-8
The National Day of Prayer Task Force would like to salute our brave men and women who have courageously stood on the front lines throughout America's history to defend the defenseless, to protect the innocent, and even lay down their lives. We pause and remember the many who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who were prepared to do so though it was not required. Most of all, we remember the character and devotion with which each of them served this nation as champions of liberty.
Today, we echo the sentiment of President Ronald Reagan's 1988 Veterans Day address:
"... in our hearts you will always be young, full of the love that is youth, love of life, love of joy, love of country - you fought for your country and for its safety and for the freedom of others with strength and courage. We love you for it. We honor you. And we have faith that, as He does all His sacred children, the Lord will bless you and keep you, the Lord will make His face to shine upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore."
John Bornschein Vice Chairman National Day of Prayer Task Force