We often get busy with our everyday lives and forget what is really going on in our country. We know that, but don’t always think about, we are at war. Our military face violence and terrorist threats all over the world. We need to remember to pray for them whether we know someone involved or not. God’s word will release the power over them for every way possible. If we don’t pray we are not doing our part.
We need to pray for their protection and the peace for their families. We should thank the Lord for creating them to have the courage they do and the absolutely selfless things that they are doing for our country.
Yesterday (Sunday, June 14th) was flag day and I was reminded at church of the freedoms we have to read our Bibles, go to church and pray in public. We also have the freedom and opportunities to witness to our loved ones as well as strangers and not be arrested for it. Although we don’t worship our flag we sure should acknowledge that it is God that has allowed us to have these freedoms. The flag is a reminder to us of that very thing.
We need also to pray for our soldiers as individuals to turn to God for guidance in every situation and to know that the Lord is there for them to help. We should pray that they are protected against all of the hidden dangers along with that as well. As we’ve heard rumors of diseases, true or not, we need to make sure that we pray for their protection against that. We should ask for God’s angels to protect them until they safely arrive at their home and also that they will have peace after they come home.
There are so many things we should be thinking about while we are praying for our troops. We definitely want to pray for the wisdom of the leaders, the strength of these men to be able to perform what they need to do. We can pray for their renewed mercy every day that only God can provide.
There are commanders in the fields that may not always know the right thing to do. We can pray that they will accept God’s wisdom to make the wisest decisions and to be decisive in time for them to act quickly when they need to.
There are chaplains and preachers that can teach them so we can pray that they will find them and that our soldiers will be teachable and learn about our creator.
As we know undoubtedly that many get hurt over there so we can pray for their healing from God as well as the doctors and nursers over there to help take care of them.
God is the only hope for all men and women so we definitely should pray that they will find the faith and realize the hope they can have in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Constantly there are men and women being deployed as well as the ones who are already gone and we need to pray for their children that God will work in them and help fill the emptiness that they feel. We should hope and pray that these children will come to know God and His unconditional love that lasts forever. Not only this but we know they have needs and we can pray that God will provide for them every single thing that they might need.
While we are praying from day to day we should try to find individuals that we can pray for and let their families know that they are being prayed for and tell them what you believe so that they either might find God for themselves or at least you’ll be letting them know that you are agree with their prayers. All you have to do is ask around if you don’t know someone personally that is in the military. You will find someone. If you feel uncomfortable talking with them in person, you can send them a card or a letter letting them know that you are praying and what you are praying for. Letting them know what you are praying for will help give them peace as well. Let them know that God is their refuge and can be counted on to help us. Also let them know of Romans 8:28, if you don’t know it you should look it up because it’s important that they know that no matter what happens, God will work it out for the good.
Additionally we should all agree in prayer that eyes will be open and ears can hear the truth of what Jesus did for us on the cross at Calvary. That they are forgiven and that all they really have to do is invite Jesus into their lives so they can have that personal relationship with Him and be able to serve Him above all else. In this we know that they are giving permission to put their lives in God’s hands.