My friend Jeanine just gave me a book: Pray for Our Nation. (1999) Harrison House, OK
As I started to skim into the book (extra blessed with Jeanine’s insightful footnotes:) Chapter 22 “The Military” contains a detailed prayer for the men and women who are serving and protecting our country.
“Thank you Lord, for the men and women of our armed forces. Protect them as they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage and strengthen their spirit, soul and body in the execution of their duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically strong when required to face the challenges of combat. Under gird them with your spirit and might when they are called upon to endure the hardships of battle.
I pray that nothing would take them by surprise but that they would be aware of all potential aggression. Enable them to curtail hostile actions before they start.
Reveal to military leaders the strategies and plots that enemies would wage. Give leaders wisdom and insight in all decisions. May response to any aggression by enemies of this nation be swift, accurate and effective.
Father, give our military favor with the governmental agencies of this country. I pray that our Congress would appropriate sufficient funds to keep our nation’s military preeminent in the world.
Thank you Lord, for providing America with the best trained, equipped and lead military force in the world today.