Good morning, Prayer Warriors!
In honor of Memorial Day, the day that honors our military heroes who give up their freedom so we can have ours, I’d like to lead you in a special time of prayer. Today our prayers will be focused on the men, women, and families who have sacrificed and served in our U.S. Armed Forces. These special people are in need of our prayers – and praying for them is just about THE best way we can repay the debt we owe!
Please join me in praying these 5 prayers over our American military today:
1. Pray that God will give them eyes to see their circumstances from an eternal perspective.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NKJV)
2. Pray that both their needs and the needs of their families will be faithfully met.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NIV)
3. Pray that they will rely daily on the Lord’s strength, wisdom, and power instead of their own.
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29,31 NKJV)
4. Pray God will put a hedge of protection around them and guard them spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:1b-2 NIV)
5. Pray that they will be surrounded by godly people who will encourage them with the truth of Christ in word and in deed.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:23-25 NIV)
There are many, many more prayers we can and should be praying for our heroes in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy! If you have a prayer and/or verse to add, please do so by leaving a comment below!
If you’ve been around here for awhile, then hopefully by now you know the heart behind Throne of Grace. And you will also know that we mean no shameless self-promotion when we say that we have some wonderful tools to help you bless our military heroes and their families with prayer! We have prayer card sets for every branch of the military – “How to Pray for Our Military” and “God’s Word for Military Hearts”.
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Be sure to give the military heroes in your life an extra squeeze and thank you!