A Prayer for U.S. Military Personnel
Psalm 147, Psalm 27
Reflections of the Heart::
We can rest assure that the Lord saves the godly. He is our fortress in times of trouble. He rescues us from the wicked, saves us, and it is in Him that we find shelter from all harm. Psalm 37:39-40 (NLT)
Heavenly Father, we praise and honor Your Name. Your Name is the Lord and we rejoice before You. You have been our home through all the generations. We praise You, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen! O Lord, what a variety of things You have made. In wisdom, You have made them all. The earth is full of Your creatures. Lord, we thank You for our U.S. Military personnel and allies. We thank You for blessing our armed forces throughout history. We thank You for making our nation a mighty power in the world. Lord, You are a faithful, loving and compassionate God and we bless You.
Father, we declare that You are the light and salvation of our military personnel; they will not be afraid. You are their fortress and their protection from danger; they will not tremble. We declare that any enemy or foe who comes to attack them will stumble and fall. We confess that our soldiers will trust in You with all of their hearts and they will not depend on their own understanding. They will seek Your will in all that they do, and we know that You will show them which path to take. We declare that our military personnel are blessed and highly favored. We decree that they will submit themselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from them. We cancel the assignment of anxiety, depression, anger, fear and confusion and declare that no weapon formed against them will prosper. We command God’s order to prevail within the Veteran Affairs system.
Holy Spirit, show me how I can be a blessing to a military veteran:
Father, we ask that You continue to provide for the families of those soldiers who have been deployed to war. We cry out for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and ask that You will bring our soldiers home safely with sound minds and bodies. As our soldiers return home, Holy Spirit, help them to process all they have experienced. Heal any physical and emotional wounds. Please help them with their familial, social, and professional relationships. Lord, we ask that the wait times for appointments at the VA Hospital will be shortened and that each veteran will be treated with dignity and respect. Holy Spirit, we ask that You give our government officials the wisdom on how to cut down on the redtape that ensnares so many veterans from receiving all of the benefits they are entitled to. As a nation, help us to not overlook or discount the sacrifices our military veterans have made for the freedom of our nation.
Father, please forgive our active and inactive military personnel and allies for their sins. Forgive them for lying, cheating, stealing, slander, strife, malice, envy, jealousy, selfishness, disobedience and rebellion. Forgive our nation for hypocrisy, slander, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, injustice, elitism, hatred, and violence. Father, forgive the media for misrepresenting the truth. Father, forgive the Church for not fasting and praying for local, national, and world leaders, especially President Bush and his administration. Father, touch the hearts of our military personnel and allies to forgive others; and help them to forgive.
Lead our active and inactive U.S. military and allies not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, You reign. You dwell between the cherubim; let the earth be moved. You are great in Zion and high above all people. Your Name is so great and awesome. You are Holy. Yours is the Kingdom, the power and glory, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Psalm 90:1, Psalm 104:24, Psalm 27:1-2, Proverbs 3:5-6, Luke 1:28, James 4:7, Isaiah 54:17, I Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 99:1-3
Today, I will trust God to: