Pray for Our Soldiers

One morning this week I received an unexpected phone call – it was one of our guys on the frontlines of Afghanistan. Now it seems a little crazy that we can talk on the phone, almost like he was just across town; gone are the days of waiting for the post man to deliver a letter from the front. Thankfully this young man has been protected from physical harm while in one of the most dangerous places on earth. But you can also tell that what he has seen and experienced has taken its toll on him.

He’s not alone, is he? All of us have sons or daughters, fathers or mothers, sisters or brothers or others that we love who have served or are serving right now. Some of you have loved ones who have given their lives or limbs in service of our country. Others suffer continuing pain from having been in combat, some carrying that weight silently.

Having talked with this brave soldier reminded me to pray for him and for the others I know of. How about you, will you continue to faithfully pray for the physical safety, the mental health, and the spiritual vigor of our military servicemen and their spouses and families? Let’s not forget them.

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Col. 4:2

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vicki Norris on August 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you!!!

    Reply

  2. “PRAYERS FOR THE PEACEKEEPERS”

    It’s been long since we have seen you,
    But your face is in our hearts.
    And we’ve asked that Father keep you,
    In His care while we’re apart.
    Into harm’s way you now journey,
    And on perilous shores you roam.
    But remember as you travel,
    Of that humble place called home.
    You are always loved at home.

    You defend our rights and freedoms,
    And you seek to prove your worth,
    But at times you may feel anxious,
    As you tramp this troubled earth.
    Know you do not battle blindly,
    When you’ve made your God your guide,
    For through every test and trial,
    He would walk right by your side.
    Live to keep God at your side.

    With your comrades you are striving,
    To create a peace too rare.
    In this time of strife and struggle,
    Tyrants’ threats still fill the air.
    But you do not seek for “conquest”,
    For your goal’s not wealth or fame.
    Your true strength comes as defender
    Of our rights, in God’s good name.
    Keep the peace in His good name.

    Everywhere and every hour,
    In uncounted homes each day,
    Families kneel in true devotion,
    And the children learn to pray.
    Hear their parents as they teach them,
    How to ask God to impart,
    Peace, and love, and joy, and safety,
    To the soldiers in their hearts.
    You are always in our hearts.

    Poet’s Notes:

    * No rights reserved.
    * This was written about 15 years ago—it is even more relevant today.
    * If this finds merit in any reader’s eyes, distribute freely to family; friends; etc.
    * I still deem myself unworthy to be “voice”; “scribe”; and “recorder” of this poetry. It still produces, in me, an incapacitating wave of humility and love. I am unworthy.
    * To our beloved peacekeepers, we, your countrymen; the old; the weak; the weary; and the fearful, plead with Deity for your safe return, when we will greet you with great joy and respect; praise you in public; and recognize your service. (And, God willing, buy you a meal as token and symbol of esteem.)
    * God bless America. Our faith, and obedience to His laws, has been the foundation for this Republic.
    * HEAR ME BROTHERS, SISTERS—YOU ARE CAPABLE AND WORTHY. STAND STRONG, YOU WILL SEE VICTORY! THERE IS A NEW CIC COMING SOON. You will not be ashamed of his administration.

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