Meridian Naval Air Station joined others around the country in observing the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday.
The National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1942 when some leaders of the U.S. Senate began to meet informally to talk and pray together. In 1952, it became official.
The guest speaker was Highland Baptist Church's senior pastor, Dr. Carl White.
"God doesn't need us. He's complete," said White. "But we desperately need Him. If we're going to reach our full potential, then we need to be connected to the one who made us."
"We pray for our troops. We pray for very element of our nation, as we pray for one another," said the Rev. Allan Ford, NAS command chaplain.
The event started as a way to seek guidance for leaders in their decision-making.