Today we include those in our armed forces. We are grateful to those who have or are currently serving in America’s military and National Guard.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 NIV
Jesus You have taught us what sacrifice is. You literally define it. I am able to sit here and pray to You because there have been men and women who have laid down their life! And other men and women who have laid down there life, yet they still physically walk this earth. They’ve given so much of themselves Lord, so much. I’ve seen with my own eyes Lord the trials and turmoil these men and women are faced to battle. I wish I could tell them all Lord how much I appreciate them, how thankful I am. I truly care for their life! We are a nation in debt to their service. I can’t and don’t even want to imagine what they’ve seen.
“‘May the LORD bless you and protect you.” Numbers 6:24 NLT
Father I plead with You, I ask – please take this verse and and place it into every life – every soul – in the U.S. Military and National Guard service member, active, reserve, retired, or veteran. Intergrate it into their very being, every ounce of existence they are. Send Your Advocate! You know every heart and every burden these willing people carry.
We ask for a full measure of Your blessing into the lives of these men and women. Care for them, their spouses, their children, their grandparents, their community, and the leaders making the decisions.
When a wife is alone, comfort her. When a husband is struggling to balance a home, guide him. When a grandmother prays for her grandson to come home, bless her. When a son is proud of his dad in the classroom, be there. When a father is proud of the women his daughter has become, honor him. When a soldier remembers their past, carry them. When a daughter hugs her daddy at reunion, allow the joy to be celebrated! Praise You Lord for all You do and all You will do!
And as for the enemies we face, we pray Lord for the enormity of The Gospel to completely explode every wrongful ideal held within the mind. May all man surrender to Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. May The Good News consume any debate spoken against the teaching of Christ Jesus.
Peace be with us!
The time for change has come. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
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