US Military Celebrates National Day of Prayer

praydeployDespite one ill-fated and ill-willed attempt to keep some US troops from joining together in prayer, the US military celebrated the National Day of Prayer around the world.

Renowned Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias spoke at a National Prayer Breakfast gathering at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to more than 300 US troops, their families, and civilians.  There and at a simultaneous symposium he talked on ‘Where is God in Suffering?’ and 

directly addressed arguments against the existence of God, purpose and transcendent meaning lodged by such prominent philosophers as David Hume and Friedrich Nietzsche as well as strident “new atheists” like Richard Dawkins…

(Ravi Zacharias once spoke at the US Air Force Academy, as well.)

At Seymour-Johnson AFB, speaker Stephen Scoggins reminded listeners

when all is lost, there is still hope; sometimes the best place to be is on our knees with open arms and open hearts, asking and listening for guidance.

At the Pentagon, the National Day of Prayer was “interfaith” and

capp[ed] a week of services for a number of faiths, including Sikh, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

In another notable event, retired US Marine Lt Clebe McClary — once declared not a “true” Christian by Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s MRFF — spoke at a Pierce County Prayer Breakfast in Washington state.

Other events were held at Fort Rucker, Naval Support Activity BethesdaJoint Base Lewis-McChord, Camp Zama, Japan, and Kadena Air Base, Japan.