4th IBCT hosts Installation prayer breakfast
February 11, 2010
<b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Since the United States Congress' inception of the National Prayer Breakfast in 1953, the nation, its military components and several cities from sea to shining sea participate in the annual spiritual gathering during the month of February. Third Infantry Division Soldiers joined in on the nationwide event held at the Vanguard Dining Facility on Fort Stewart, Feb. 4.
"We're so busy with day-to-day operations that we all need to take time out to give thanks," said Staff Sgt. Arthur Woods, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team chaplain assistant. "We all need prayer."
Staff Sergeant Woods and approximately 250 Soldiers from the Marne Division attended this year's breakfast. The breakfast included a devotional reading from Chaplain (Capt.) Richard Williams and a devotional message provided by guest speaker, Chaplain (Col.) Warren Kirby, senior chaplain for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.
"Prayer is healthy," said Chaplain Kirby, who also spoke of sacrifice, community and value. "It needs to be incorporated into your life."
Chaplain Kirby commended Soldiers for their service and provided words of encouragement for those soon to deploy.
The 4th IBCT is planning for more prayer breakfasts in the future.