Monday, May 28, 2012
Today is Memorial Day in the United States, which is a day when we remember to acknowledge those who have bravely served our country and paid the greatest sacrifice. Instead of having my usual Bible study, I would like to spend some time praying for our soldiers and their families.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray for those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country. They have put themselves willingly into harm's way in order to protect us and to protect others. We ask you to protect them and give them peace. Let them know your presence so they may know you are with them. Give them an understanding that You really are the God who sees them (Genesis 16:13). Help them to trust in Your provision and Your protection. We pray for their families, that they may experience Your comfort and Your true peace. Allow the children who have a parent serving overseas to learn to come to You for comfort. We ask that they would be surrounded by people who will show them love in the void they feel from the absence of their parent. We pray for the spouses and parents who worry every day. Lord, please let them bring their fears and burdens to You and wrap Your loving arms around them. We pray for the family and friends who are mourning for a loved one who has made the greatest sacrifice a person could make. We ask that You heal their wounded and hurting hearts and bring them comfort. Please fill the void that is left in their hearts with Your amazing and glorious love.
We praise You and thank You so much for these amazing men and women and we ask that You would bring them home safely.
We pray this in the most powerful and mighty Name of Jesus,
This post is linked with Sharing His Beauty and Monday's Musings.