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Troop Prayer Thread 10 - A Year of VICTORY!

Posted on 03/19/2004 12:51:59 PM PST by TEXOKIE

THREE CHEERS FOR OUR WONDERFUL TROOPS, THEIR ALLIES, AND ALL WHO ARE SERVING IN SUPPORT CAPACITIES IN THE WAR ON TERROR! YOU HAVE GIVEN THIS NATION A YEAR OF VICTORY IN THAT WAR! The honor is yours, but know that we bask in your accomplishments and love you for your steadfast service on this day!

Welcome, everyone to the 10th Troop Prayer Thread! Today is the anniversary of the resumption of hostilities with Iraq, wherein our troops have made military history that shall ring down the centuries.

The troop prayer threads are dedicated to giving our troops, allies, and all who are serving the Holy Cause of Freedom, including (but not limited to) the families and loved ones waiting at home and those who are not in uniform but who are serving in dangerous situations supporting our troops and gathering intelligence spiritual support. We seek together to offer prayer, scriptures, encouraging messages, and other devotions dedicated to this purpose.

We have over the past year gathered together a prayer list of these servants of freedom. You will find it posted below. FReeper amom has been serving as our List Keeper this past year and I wish to thank and commend her for doing such a meticulous job of keeping it updated. She has also been keeping our ping list up to date. If you wish to submit a name for the prayer list or to add or take off a name from the ping list, please let either or both of us know.

For those of us who have somewhat limited computer capacity, or still have phone modems, we request that graphics be limited to pictures of loved ones for whom we are offering prayers, special visuals that seem particularly appropriate, and as much as possible, non-moving graphics. Thank you.

Thank you so much for spiritually supporting our troops, allies, support civilians, and their families.

We are grateful to God that for those who have been injured or taken back Home, He has dispatched angels to their care.

To view the previous prayer threads, use these links:

Troop Prayer Thread 9:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1031704/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 8:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/994696/posts?page=451,50

Troop Prayer Thread 7:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/973786/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 6:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/917197/posts?page=301,50

Troop Prayer Thread 5:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/898097/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 4:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/879044/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 3:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/873600/posts?page=151,50

Troop Prayer Thread 2:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/870136/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 1:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/863153/posts

For those who wish to pay their respects and honor our Fallen Heroes, please visit this thread:

Names,Stories, and Pictures of Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872330/posts?q=1&&page=601

Dear Lord,
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
--As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?"

Taken from the book, "A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson about William Stephenson, the head of British intelligence services prior to and during WWII. He wrote this at the very beginnings of the Battle of Britain and shared it with Eleanor Roosevelt.

STAR SPANGELED BANNER

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'T is the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

FRANCES SCOTT KEY

AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AND OUR LOVE IS GREAT ENOUGH TO HOLD YOU ETERNALLY VICTORIOUS IN THE LIGHT!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: prayer; prayersfortroops; prayerwarriors; troops
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To: McGavin999
"I join you in prayer daily TEXOKIE, I just very seldom post."

Thank you for your post 116, McGavin999! We know that you, along with many of our Prayer Warriors are doing the heavy lifting in your own prayer closets and not here online. Bless you in your prayer efforts for our troops!
151 posted on 04/07/2004 11:50:03 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: maestro
Thank you maestro, for your post 117 and all your scriptural references and reminders. Bless you!
152 posted on 04/07/2004 11:51:11 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: amom
"Joining in prayers up for Karen of the 4ID.

Also prayers for all who serve wherever they may be and in whatever capacity they may serve."

AMEN!
153 posted on 04/07/2004 11:52:26 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
Awesome prayer once again, texokie. I say Amen and Amen. Best of luck to TruthNtegrity. If it is God's will, He will make the way! And, thank you TNT for your support to our troops. Give my best regards and sincere thanks when you visit Walter Reed.
154 posted on 04/07/2004 11:54:26 AM PDT by beachn4fun (I donated to FR......have you? .........Welcome Home to all of our returning Heroes.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thanks for your post 122, Tonk, and for forwarding my greetings to the Canteen! It sounds as though you are now well-fixed with your satellite hook-up. We might have to look into that!
155 posted on 04/07/2004 11:54:45 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
PS .... we actually have heard rumors that cable may be coming to us in the next several months sometime!
156 posted on 04/07/2004 11:55:31 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thank you for joining us in prayer, Alamo-Girl, in your post 123. Bless you.
157 posted on 04/07/2004 11:56:12 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TruthNtegrity; TEXOKIE
Offering my prayers.
158 posted on 04/07/2004 12:06:30 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Please answer our prayers.)
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To: .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; armymarinemom; ..
ANOTHER PRAYER REQUEST:

In post 124 armymarinemom has requested prayer for a lady who died on her way to greet homecoming troops.

"It is with a sad heart that I ask prayers for a local family. We lost a great troop supporter this evening here. She literally passed away supporting our troops. This loving mother of 5 who have served our country with a son in-law currently in Iraq died on her way to greet troops returning home. I'm sorry to say that I was not there tonight but I did get word that once again our troops showed honor.

The chaplin on the flight had a small service for the troop greeter. God Bless him and our troops. The troops did get a welcome but they gave comfort to those who came to comfort."

BELOVED HEAVENLY FATHER,

We place on the altar the lady who held to her heart our troops and was diligent in making sure that they had a proper "welcome home" as they return from the Front. Father, this servant passed on while she was making her way to perform this service. Bless her and grant her a very special place in your heaven. If it is your Will, let her continue her work in greeting and welcoming our precious troops who are called Home to you to Heaven.

Father, bless and surround her family and many friends while they mourn their loss of her Presence among them. Comfort and heal them during their time of grief.

Amen
159 posted on 04/07/2004 12:07:25 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: LucyJo
"May we look to God for instruction and guidance in what is good and right. May He surround us with His providence, open our eyes to every danger, give us courage to face it, wisdom to defeat it, and be our strength, shield and buckler as we do battle with the type of ignorance and evil that feeds hatred such as that - here and abroad. God grant us victory in this WOT for the sake of freedom all over the world, and may the resulting freedom give rise to glorification of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

AMEN

Thank you for leading us in prayer, LucyJo.
160 posted on 04/07/2004 12:09:02 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: fatima
Joining you in prayer, Ms Tima!
161 posted on 04/07/2004 12:09:59 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE; armymarinemom
Prayers for this family right along with our troops.
162 posted on 04/07/2004 12:11:47 PM PDT by Wneighbor (I got a need for speed and I don't mean the drugstore kind)
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To: TEXOKIE; armymarinemom
May God Welcome her Home and Comfort her family and friends.
163 posted on 04/07/2004 12:28:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops, Past and Present)
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To: Chong; amom
WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS!!! WELCOME HOME CHRIS!!!!

Thank you for your very generous words. All glory goes to God in the Highest for all good.

I understand the feelings you are describing as we watch the events unfold in Iraq. We all share in that righteous indignation and just anger that we had to witness such desecration of the bodies of our fellow Americans. Such actions are so difficult for us to understand. I am not sure if we even want to.

I was reading yesterday articles from some of the Iraqi blogs which thoughtful FReepers have posted here and there. One of them pointed out that we are seeing in that action the desensitization that the Iraqi people, including children, have been subjected to for a generation. He/she pointed out that the children are truly not evil, for they dont even know what they have become. Does that not echo the words of our Christ? "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." I pray each day for the grace that I will be granted the ability to forgive, or at least to surrender into His keeping all of these trespasses.

I join you in your prayer, Chong that "His Will be done in His time. I pray that He guides our leader and this nation and brings it back to what it once was, a Nation Under God."

A resounding AMEN to that!
164 posted on 04/07/2004 12:32:52 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thank you for joining us in prayer in your post 139, Alamo-Girl.
165 posted on 04/07/2004 12:34:31 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: prairiebreeze; bulldogs; All
You are welcome, prairiebreeze. Thank you for posting that link you your post 140 so that interested prayer warriors can join together in Mary's and bulldogs' behalf.
166 posted on 04/07/2004 12:36:35 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: amom
"Prayers for our troops in Fallujah who have had a long last 24 hours and we can expect it to get longer before their work there is done. Praying to fill them with strength and stamina to do what must be done and once done the calm of the heart which comes of knowing they gave their best."

AMEN

Thank you for leading us in a much-needed prayer.
167 posted on 04/07/2004 12:37:49 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: LucyJo
Thank you for leading us in prayer in your post 144, LucyJo.

Amen
168 posted on 04/07/2004 12:48:58 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: bulldogs
"Our troops are included in my prayers. Thank you so much."

Thank you so much for remembering our troops during this time of your life. God bless you and yours.
169 posted on 04/07/2004 12:50:42 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: beachn4fun; TruthNtegrity
"Awesome prayer once again, texokie. I say Amen and Amen. Best of luck to TruthNtegrity. If it is God's will, He will make the way! And, thank you TNT for your support to our troops. Give my best regards and sincere thanks when you visit Walter Reed."

Thank you for your kind words. All glory goes to God. Thank you for your many prayers for our troops and those who are in need of spiritual support. I join you in your prayers for TNT's and others' work in ministering to our injured troops.
170 posted on 04/07/2004 12:56:08 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thank you for your prayers, Tonkin.
171 posted on 04/07/2004 12:57:11 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: Wneighbor
Thank you for your prayers in your post 162, Wneighbor.
172 posted on 04/07/2004 12:58:20 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; armymarinemom
"May God Welcome her Home and Comfort her family and friends."


AMEN
173 posted on 04/07/2004 12:59:27 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE; amom; armymarinemom; Chong; fatima; TruthNtegrity
Thank you, TEX. Your inspired prayers are so welcome.

If it is your Will, let her continue her work in greeting and welcoming our precious troops who are called Home to you to Heaven.

Father, bless and surround her family and many friends while they mourn their loss of her Presence among them. Comfort and heal them during their time of grief.

Amen

Amen. She left this life as she would probably choose to - while serving the troops she loved. Thank you, armymarinemom, for giving us a chance to pray for her, and express our gratitude.

Joining you in prayer for TNt, that she has a chance to use her skills in her chosen field, to get that job close to home and to her troops at Walter Reed.

Thank you, God, for bringing Chris and Karen safely home!

"Prayers for our troops in Fallujah who have had a long last 24 hours and we can expect it to get longer before their work there is done. Praying to fill them with strength and stamina to do what must be done and once done the calm of the heart which comes of knowing they gave their best."

AMEN, with prayers for our civilian FRiends and Coalition / native allies in enemy territory, as well. May God help equip us and guide us in standing by their side to fight this Enemy.

174 posted on 04/07/2004 1:23:35 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
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To: TEXOKIE
I join in both of your prayers!
175 posted on 04/07/2004 2:26:26 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl (Glad to be a monthly contributor to Free Republic!)
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To: .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; armymarinemom; ..
PRAYING FOR OUR TROOPS TODAY

Thank you for your patience with the many pings today. As you know, we try to let this thread have a low volume of pings, but I think we would be remiss if we did not make the effort to join together for prayer during the first major action in Iraq in quite some time in addition to the other concerns that have been brought to us above.

MERCIFUL FATHER GOD,

Beloved loving One, we are listening to our radios, reading threads, and watching tv news reports about the action which has developed in Iraq in Fallujah and in other areas. We are witnessing the loss of lives on both sides of the conflict. We are hearing reports that there is a minority Shiite leader, Sadr, who is seeking to gain power by use of force. This is on top of the recent killing and desecration of Americans in Fallujah by Baathists and foreign insurgents and their ongoing battle.

Father, we are mindful that this particular conflict is a test of our Will. Shall we fold? Shall we determine that the experiment in Freedom and self-determining government in the Middle East is too costly? Shall we press forward?

Father, we see that we are at the crossroads, and the decision is waiting in the Wind. Father, let that Wind be indeed the Breath of the Holy Spirit! Father, let only your divine Will and Vision prevail! We regret and mourn the loss of life and limb of each and every one of our precious troops, but they have indicated through interviews* and emails that they are proud of their accomplishments there, that they KNOW what they are fighting for, and that they count the cost and sacrifice as being worthwhile. Father, we beseech you to breathe the Breath of the Holy Spirit throughout our leadership and especially throughout the people of this nation to catch the Vision of our troops. We beseech you to allow us to give these precious Freedom Fighters the support, both physical and spiritual which they need in this hour!

Father, we call forth legions of your angels. Let Archangel Michael and all the Archangels and all the Beings of Light gathered at your Throne come forth to enter this fight this day! Send your Legions of Victory! We CLAIM that Victory in the name of the One Sent! Protect and guard each and every one who fights for Freedom this day! SHATTER all opposition to the Forces of Freedom and Liberation! SHATTER all opposition to the lives and divine Plan of each and every one of our troops and allies who is placing his or her own life on the line. Protect and guard all who are the contract personnel who are moving supplies and doing other efforts to support our troops and who are suffering danger alongside them.

Father, we ask that you will grant each of these in danger this hour an extraordinary miracle of protection through the armor of our prayers and your intercession! Let the spiritual prayer blankets and golden chain mail armor we have called forth for them over the past year be strengthened! Let all of the qualities of protection, power, illumination, courage, love, mercy, healing, and ministration be granted to those dispositioned in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere according to the need of the hour!

Father, if there are innocents in harm's way among the civilian population in the hot spots, we ask that you will protect them also. We ask that you will place your All Seeing Eye upon those who are perpetrators of wrong-doing and expose them and all of their ilk and minions! We ask that you will judge righteous judgement regarding those who are desecrating the mosques and holy places of the region because they are seeking to use them not only as places of refuge, but as fortifications to kill Americans and their allies. Let only your Will and judgements be done in this situation!

We are grateful that you are our God and do love us as your own children. We ask that if there are those of your children among those who are fighting against Freedom, that you will cut them free and reveal to them the Truth. Let them have an epiphany and remove themselves from the darkness which has prevailed in Iraq for far too long. Especially we ask that you will cut free and protect the little children from that darkness and desecration of the delicate sensitivities of the soul.

We call forth comfort and spiritual support of the angels and the love of your own heart for those who have loved ones in harm's way and who are waiting for news. Father, God bless them and grant them peace of mind and the ability to rest. We know that there are those who have lost their loved one. We ask that you will comfort and heal them and grant them strength during the difficult times facing them.

Take those who have sacrificed their lives and health into your heart. Grant those who are now in Heaven a very special place. Let them know how very much we honor them and are so grateful to them. Let them who are injured also know of our gratitude and esteem.

We ask that you will overshadow and intercede in the entertainment and news media and all media in which news is spread abroad. Let the TRUTH prevail and expose the LIES which are bandied about! We ask that the Truth will find its way into the hearts of each one of your own here in this nation. Awaken ALL of our people! Awaken those who are well-meaning, but who natter the appeasement party line through ignorance and misplaced desire to spare lives and treasure. Encircle those who are not well-meaning, but expose them and reveal to ALL what the errors are in their rhetoric. Minimize the power and the effect which the Lies may have on the future of this Nation and her allies. Protect this nation and our troops from the backlash of the enemy who take the apparent disunity in this nation portrayed in our media as encouragement, help, and comfort for them to persist in their insurgency.

Furthermore, help us continue in our daily meditations to examine our lives to be sure we are living our lives in such a way as to be worthy of their sacrifice. Guide us in this goal each day. Let us be ever mindful of the opportunity these and all our veterans and heroes have afforded us with their blood and sacrifice in this and all the conflicts in our history.

Hear our prayers, Father! Grant our precious troops and those fighting and standing alongside them miracles of protection! Grant them all courage and a very tangible knowledge of your Presence among them!

Let our prayers be multiplied as much as your Great Law would allow. Let the equations and forces of Light increase! Let the Light prevail! Let our prayers be adjusted and made perfect according to your Will and divine Mercy. Let your Mercy flow in the greatest abundance than we have ever seen. We are grateful and we thank you for taking our worries and anxieties and letting us have peace of mind and strength with courage in the face of the unknowns we are faced with in this critical hour of decision and the blowing of the Winds of the Holy Spirit when much is hanging in the balance. We thank you for your Presence and ever-present Guidance.

Amen

*On 4/6/04 Oprah Winfrey dedicated her show to greeting and interviewing troops who have returned. She interviewed a large number of them and they each and every one stated that they were proud of their work in Iraq, they KNEW what they were fighting for and would do it again, despite the sacrifice. It was an inspiration to see these magnificent heroes, among them two of the soldiers who had been POWs, allowed to have a voice to let Americans know their Vision.
176 posted on 04/07/2004 2:53:27 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thank you for joining in both prayers, Alamo-Girl. There is a third one as well which has just been posted for our troops in danger in Iraq in this hour. Bless you!
177 posted on 04/07/2004 2:55:43 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
I join in this prayer for our heroes! And may God abundantly bless you, dear friend!
178 posted on 04/07/2004 3:06:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl (Glad to be a monthly contributor to Free Republic!)
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To: Alamo-Girl
:-) Thanks, my friend!
179 posted on 04/07/2004 3:09:40 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
Amen and amen!

Grateful to be able to pass on your prayer.

*On 4/6/04 Oprah Winfrey dedicated her show to greeting and interviewing troops who have returned. She interviewed a large number of them and they each and every one stated that they were proud of their work in Iraq, they KNEW what they were fighting for and would do it again, despite the sacrifice. It was an inspiration to see these magnificent heroes, among them two of the soldiers who had been POWs, allowed to have a voice to let Americans know their Vision.

Wow. Thanks for that news, TEX. We have some new allies, I'm sure.

180 posted on 04/07/2004 3:20:59 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
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To: .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; armymarinemom; ..
PRAYER WARRIOR FIELD TRIP!!

Put on your hiking boots and all your gear because you are going to Iraq through the words of a soldier there. His name is Joe Roche and he serves with the U.S. Army's 16th Combat Engineer Battalion in Iraq and is an adjunct fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, a Washington think-tank.

He makes the case that we MUST support the war effort. The attacks on our troops are not just against our military but are aimed at those of us on the homefront. The enemy wants us to wilt and go home. By God's grace, we shall stay the course.

Comments may be sent to him via info@nationalcenter.org


http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1113327/posts

181 posted on 04/07/2004 3:21:53 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; TruthNtegrity; All
What I neglected to say is that Oprah was especially interviewing our injured troops, and THEY were the ones who were so adamant about their Vision and dedication.

God bless them. They are so brave and such an inspiration and encouragement to us all.
182 posted on 04/07/2004 3:24:44 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
Joe Boucher's nephew was seriously wounded in Iraq and Slip 18's nephew is in Fallujah.I ask God's healing hand on Joe's nephew and protection for Slip 18's nephew.May God watch over and protect all our forces in harms way.

I thank God for the safe return of Eric,Karen,and Kalen.I am thankful Sgt Mike is safely home in the US after skin cancer surgery.

May God comfort the loved ones of all our fallen heroes and may the wounded be comforted and healed.
183 posted on 04/07/2004 4:14:06 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
184 posted on 04/07/2004 4:18:15 PM PDT by SAMWolf (My Dog Can Lick Anyone.)
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To: MEG33; Joe Boucher; Slip18
I ask God's healing hand on Joe's nephew and protection for Slip 18's nephew.

Joining you in prayer for Joe's nephew, and Slip 18's nephew, MEG. Asking, also, prayers for Amelia's brother, in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and a FRiend in Balad, taking incoming at their Camp.

185 posted on 04/07/2004 4:46:30 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Amen.Prayers for Amelia's brother,xzins son and your FRiend under fire.
186 posted on 04/07/2004 4:49:51 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; MEG33; Joe Boucher
Thank you all so much. I felt so much better last night knowing so many people were praying for my nephew. If it helps, his name is Allen.
187 posted on 04/07/2004 5:10:59 PM PDT by Slip18
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Forgot to mention, I'm praying for all the military all over the world.
188 posted on 04/07/2004 5:12:26 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: Slip18
Bump for Allen.

Freeper prayers are full of love for our troops. I am so grateful we have such a fine group of faithful friends lifting them up daily.

They lift me up daily, too. *g*

189 posted on 04/07/2004 5:30:09 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; MEG33; Joe Boucher; Slip18; xzins; .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; ...
"Joining you in prayer for Joe's nephew, and Slip 18's nephew, MEG. Asking, also, prayers for Amelia's brother, in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and a FRiend in Balad, taking incoming at their Camp."

BLESSED FATHER GOD,

We place before you at this time all our brave young uniformed men and women and those who stand with them who are in danger in Iraq and elsewhere. We especially place before you petitions of healing for Joe Boucher's nephew who was wounded seriously in Iraq. Reach into each and every wound he has received and at a cellular level heal them. Heal the trauma and shock. If there are physical scars, or emotional scars, or mental scars, or spiritual scars, please intercede and grant healing for all of them. Let this be done for all of our precious veterans who have been injured in war and bear the marks in their bodies and souls. Stand with Joe and their entire family while they stand vigil for this young hero. Stand with all the families of those who have been injured or taken.

We are aware that Slip 18's nephew,Amelia's brother in Fallujah, xzins' son in Iraq, and our FRiend in Balad are among those in danger in this hour. We know that many more are with them. Father, we continue to ask for miracles of protection and mercy for them and their families. We are so very grateful that these have dedicated themselves to the cause of Freedom, and are willing to pay the price. But Father, we petition you that by our prayers and your intercession, you will, by your Grace and Mercy cause that price in the lives and blood of our troops and support personnel to be minimal.

These who are named represent the loved ones of all of us who are in harm's way. We reach out to Heaven and call upon you, our Father, for your help and mercy. We ask that if there is any way possible, that we may fulfill in some way the admonition to "pray without ceasing." If there is a level of our consciousness, or subconcious, or unconscious, or superconscious that we may be engaged in perpetual prayer and petitioning, we ask that we may be guided into how to do this. If it is possible, we offer ourselves to this work. Let us especially be engaged in this, if it is according to your Will and Possibility, even while we sleep and are going about our business in our daily lives. Help us to find moments in the day to place our attention on you and help us to see the larger Vision you have for this nation and the work our beloved troops are engaged in. We pray for the protection of that Vision as well as for the protection of our beloved troops and those who stand with them.

Father, we are mindful of our friends on this forum and elsewhere who are waiting for news of their loved ones. Father, grant that they are comforted and strengthened while they wait. Grant that they have abundant faith and the grace to feel your loving touch in these bleak hours of facing the Unknown. Grant them peace of mind and calmness of spirit. If they are so inclined, as they meditate on the magnificent and merciful heart of our Lord, let there be an upliftment and a grace and miracle of love and comfort which does not come from this world.

We surrender these loved ones to you and trust your compassionate keeping. We ask that all our prayers will be adjusted according to thy Will and that they will be acceptable unto you. Father, we praise you and magnify your Name in the earth!

Amen
190 posted on 04/07/2004 5:49:35 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
(reposted from another thread)

This is one of the few times I'll post a relevant text from a Democrat with an "amen"
in my heart.
The text and aim of the prayer applies even now, in this day and hour.

President Roosevelt gave the following prayer in a radio address to the American people
shortly after the beginning of D Day, June 6, 1944:

In this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty
endeavor … to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their
hearts, steadfastness to their faith.

They will need Thy blessings…. They will be sore tried, by night and by day,
without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and
flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violence of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the
lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight
to let justice arise, and for tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They
yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic
servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers
of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them —
help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this
hour of great sacrifice….

Thy will be done, Almighty God.


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With the minor addenda that the prayer is for all our Coalition and their family and
friends, I say "amen"
191 posted on 04/07/2004 5:55:12 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump for Allen. Thanks for the ping.
192 posted on 04/07/2004 5:58:54 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: TEXOKIE
Prayer bump for all our troops standing in harms way.
193 posted on 04/07/2004 6:00:10 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: TEXOKIE
Amen,TEXOKIE.Thank you for the powerful prayer.
194 posted on 04/07/2004 6:00:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: TEXOKIE
bump
195 posted on 04/07/2004 6:08:27 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: TEXOKIE
I Pray that Our Father Protect Our Boys with such a cover that they are not seen by the enemy...
196 posted on 04/07/2004 6:15:44 PM PDT by juzcuz
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To: TEXOKIE
I Pray that Our Father Protect Our Boys with such a cover that they are not seen by the enemy...
197 posted on 04/07/2004 6:16:10 PM PDT by juzcuz
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To: VOA; .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; ...
On another thread I saw VOA's post in which he shared a prayer which had been written by Franklin Roosevelt during a dark time in WWII. It is very appropriate to events unfolding at this time and I asked him to repost it here.

Thank you so very much for finding this and bringing it to us here, VOA.

Follows is a repost of VOA's repost!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(reposted from another thread)

This is one of the few times I'll post a relevant text from a Democrat with an "amen"
in my heart.
The text and aim of the prayer applies even now, in this day and hour.

President Roosevelt gave the following prayer in a radio address to the American people
shortly after the beginning of D Day, June 6, 1944:

In this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty
endeavor … to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their
hearts, steadfastness to their faith.

They will need Thy blessings…. They will be sore tried, by night and by day,
without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and
flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violence of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the
lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight
to let justice arise, and for tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They
yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic
servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers
of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them —
help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this
hour of great sacrifice….

Thy will be done, Almighty God.



With the minor addenda that the prayer is for all our Coalition and their family and
friends, I say "amen"

VOA
198 posted on 04/07/2004 6:46:19 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: juzcuz
"I Pray that Our Father Protect Our Boys with such a cover that they are not seen by the enemy..."


AMEN!
199 posted on 04/07/2004 6:50:59 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: TEXOKIE
bump to the top
200 posted on 04/07/2004 6:59:23 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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