Join us for a prayer outing

  • Published
  • By Chaplain (Maj.) Keith Muschinske and Chaplain (Capt.) Shawn Bishop
  • 341st Space Wing Chapel staff
Malmstrom Air Force Base is honored to observe the 2008 National Prayer Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, March 5 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Grizzly Bend Club. Our own Air Force Space Command Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Brian Hunter will be the guest speaker. 

Chaplain Hunter entered the Air Force as a chaplain in 1980 and has been the AFSPC Command Chaplain since 2005. He has served in many chaplain capacities including recent service as Command Chaplain, CENTAF FORWARD from 2004 to 2005. All are encouraged to attend as Chaplain Hunter shares with us his message entitled, "Trumpets, Torches and Other Things." Tickets are available from first sergeants or the chapel. Please purchase your tickets by Feb. 29. 

Our base's participation in this observance is rooted in an annual presidential prayer observance started by President Eisenhower in 1953. Members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate gathered with the president for prayer. Many leaders of our nation have called upon people to assemble and pray both before and after President Eisenhower's more formal prayer gathering. We remember especially President Bush's call for our nation to pray on the Wednesday following 9/11, as well as the service shortly thereafter at the National Cathedral where Americans of all faith traditions gathered for prayer. Many of us joined in prayer from our homes while watching the service on television. 

To gather together in common prayer is an important part of our national fiber. We are reminded of the words of President Abraham Lincoln: "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day." 

Please join with brothers and sisters from different faith groups and traditions, as we assemble for encouragement and prayer for our one nation, under God. 

May God bless America.