Today I ask you to be with and guard our soldiers, both those in active duty and those who have laid down their arms. Bless them with peace and strength. Let them find a deep sense of love from those who are too often silently grateful for their service. Guide their every step in righteousness and justice. Be a hedge around them and keep them safe from the attacks of the enemy, both man and in spiritual places. Send them brothers and sisters to stand beside them that they may never feel alone. Be real to them in the darkest nights. Let the voice of your Spirit be greater than the noise of any battle.
I also ask you, Lord, to bless and keep the families of our military men and women in perfect peace. We thank you for these brave people who have opened their arms to let their sons and daughters step between we, who are strangers, and those who would harm us. Let their sleep be restful and never may they lay down their heads in fear or worry. Give them what they need in your perfect timing to know that their loved ones are guarded by you even as they guard their country.
Thank you, God, for those called to be soldiers. Thank you for the liberty my children and I were born to at the expense of those we will never meet. Thank you for the heart of a warrior that you prepare for battle. Let us then, who remain in freedom here, bear the banner of our country and of Christ in a manner honoring those who are willing to die for us. Bless and keep our soldiers...past, present and future.
And especially Lord, be with Mrs. Mac and Patrick.
2 Timothy 2:3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.