April 23rd – Sunday

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. – Romans 12:10

On this day in 1908, Congress created the Medical Reserve Corps to assist the U.S. Army in future engagements. The Corps served alongside the Army in the First World War, but it became clear, in light of the technological strides militaries made during that time, that a reorganization was necessary. The group was renamed the Organized Reserve Corps and served in the Second World War under that name. The Corps experienced reductions in size and resources, also getting a new name in 1952. The new U.S. Army Reserve continued to aid the Army throughout the years, growing into the robust organization it is today. Members of the Army Reserve, serving in their own unique units, are called to active duty when necessary. Operating biological-agent defense, petroleum operations, and civil affairs commands are just a few of their diverse duties.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • That Lt. General Jody Daniels would seek God’s guidance as she serves as chief and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon as they advise and provide the president military information and input.
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