Skip to comments.Christmas Prayer for our Troops & their Families
Posted on 12/25/2008 8:35:08 AM PST by eaglesnest1
Lord God, there is no other God but You. You alone are Savior. You alone are Redeemer. When we trust in You, when we fear You alone, there You are, by our sides, protecting, providing in Your ever-perfect Way .especially when we do not understand.
Lord God, You came on that first Christmas as the Prince of Peace not the Prince of peace as the world defines it but the peace which You bring to tortured souls, the peace which surpasses understanding and the peace between Jew and Gentile that anyone, yes, anyone who proclaims belief in You as Savior and bows to You as Lord may enter into the supreme goodness of eternity with You.
Lord God, You are God, therefore Your ways are not our own. Yours are higher, better. They must be or You are not God. Lord God, the world wants peace, but the peace it seeks is not to be found so long as we are on this earth. When Adam and Eve chose to obey their own wills instead of Yours, they set themselves under the dominion of the evil one, who is greater than we and less, less, less than You!!! This adversary roams the world, looking to destroy, looking to conquer.
Lord God, so long as we are on earth, though we do not want war, times will come and come again where we must stand and fight. Lord God, every generation has paid this high price for freedom in some way and now it is our turn. Lord God, bless each and every military member and family who so valiantly serve this nation and the world, drawing the line and saying no more to those who would exact terror on the rest of us and force us to submit to their way of life or be killed.
Lord God, draw each and every troop and their families closer to You this Christmas. Give them greater understanding of who You are and the mission they serve for our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Lord God, show Yourself to them, help them understand how You protect, how You provide and how they can trust in You.
Lord God, be with the families. Send Your angels not only to those on the battlefields, but every family at home this Christmas who has someone they love deployed and especially be with our Gold Star families.. Stand by them and be their comfort this Christmas as they journey through the loneliness of grief. Lord God only You can reach deep inside where the hurt is and slowly, slowly bring the healing. Give each of them a purpose from You which helps them keep going, though often it is the hardest thing they have ever had to do.
And Lord God, be with each of our wounded warriors. Heal them spiritually, emotionally, as well as physically. Give their doctors great wisdom and give them comrades beside them so they m ay encourage one another. Bless also each of our veterans and let them feel Your love around them this Christmas.
Lord God, provide now the way for victory in this war. The adversary may be more clever than we are, but You are Sovereign and You are Supreme. Therefore we bow to You and ask You to give our Generals, Admirals and Leaders Your strategy to make progress to victory. Lord God, we cant do this without You. By Your Holy Spirit speak to them. Guide and direct them and bring them all home safely. We are so grateful for their service. In Jesus precious and mighty name, Amen
I apologize for not being as active on FR these last few months. I have been busy building a presence on FACEBOOK to try to inform, equip and rally as many believers as possible to understand the times we are in and become not just prayer warriors, but activists as well standing up for God’s values to be restored in our culture. However, I have missed you all and felt very led to write out a prayer as HE led for our troops and their families for Christmas. Hoping you will pray with me in one accord! God bless you all!
Dear Lord Jesus,
We pray for our Troops continued safety and protection. We thank you for their strength and compassion. We pray that you would comfort them and their families through their separation. Lord we pray you give them a Merry Christmas.
In your Name,
May the Spirit of Jesus dwell in the hearts of every troop this day and always and may Your Name be glorified in each life. For at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord to the glory of God our Father. Grant these brave men and women Your perfect peace as they serve their fellow man and may these days of service draw them closer to You. Give strength and assistance to all those who await their loved ones at home. Comfort the children who long to be held in the arms of their earthly fathers and mothers. Grant us victory in every endeavor that honors You, Lord. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Wonderful prayer, Eaglesnest1, and AMEN.
Wonderful prayer. Amen!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Troops and their families. God bless them all.
Good Christmas morning and an amen to your prayer. Thanks for all you do.
P.S. I was at a Christian bookstore yesterday and they had a Bible for our troops from a ministry called “Operation Worship”. It has a camouflage cover and was produced expressively for our troops. The bookstore will send them off and the ministry sees that the Bible gets into the hands of one of our troops. It is an outstanding idea and I'll now be sending a few off to someone who needs one (you can sign them before you send them off). I just discovered it but here is the ministry's link:
“Bless also each of our veterans and let them feel Your love around them this Christmas.”
Alpha spent his Christmas day in the VA hospital, with me by his side. He received dozens of cards and small gifts from the VFW, Boy Scouts, candy stripers, University students, and family members. The lunch served today consisted of prime rib and sides. I remember he told me when he was in the USMC, he would get steak for Christmas. Some things never change!
Our daughter and I also treated the nursing staff to platters of food and chocolate. You gotta love Italians, they have great food and are always pushing it in your face.
(I’m only Italian by marriage - I’m “white bread” according to Dom)
Prayers sent from N.Y. to all veterans, and may the peace of Christmas be with you.
Beautiful. Thank you.
Merry Christmas Marysecretary!
God is so gracious!
Yes, He sure is! May He prosper you HIS way in 2009. Love, M
Thank you for the ping. God bless you too.
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