"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ... "
Take a Moment in Prayer this Memorial Day, before your annual BBQ, to Pray for those that gave us the right of Freedom of Choice.
A Prayer for Soldiers
should fate find us in battle,
May our cause be just.
May our leaders have clear vision.
May our courage not falter.
May we be triumphant an earn victory
as we show mercy to our enemies.
May our efforts bring lasting peace.
May our sacrifice be always
appreciated by those we serve.
May we return to our loved ones
Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal.
Should we perish in the struggle,
may God embrace us and find for us
a place in His Kingdom.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him
will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that
flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction
that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but
it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High,
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon
shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will
set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in
trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
Now take a moment to pray for their families:
Prayer for the Families of Our Military
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I lift up to You, Father, the families of our military. I pray that all will feel Your love and mercy while they are concerned for their loved ones who are away serving our great nation. May they know abundance, being well provided for and well taken care of until their loved ones return home safely. Give them the
courage of warriors. May the peace that passes understanding sustain them in
seasons of separation. Comfort them with Your Word, that they might have faith
to see their sons, daughters, husbands, and wives returned to them in wholeness
and safety. Amen.
And lest us not forget the veterns:
For Our Veterans
O Lord, today I thank You for our veterans, for their willingness to risk all so that our nation might dwell in peace and safety. May they find the honor and recognition they
truly deserve. I pray that You will heal the physical, spiritual, and
psychological wounds some of these veterans have suffered. Bring a lasting
peace to those who mourn the loss of comrades. Help them to find Your love and
mercy, so that they may cope with the actions they may have had to take while
they served our country. Make them realize that the rules of engagement in war
do not always follow the laws of Christianity, but give them solace by Your
scripture passages that show them that sometimes battle is necessary for the
common good. Amen.
And for those Peril:
Prisoners of War
Father, in the Holy Name of Jesus, I pray for those who have been taken captive in war. Give them courage to persevere and also the knowledge that they have not been forgotten. May our nation find ways to rescue them safely and quickly, so that their suffering is not prolonged. I pray that they will not be used as pawns to the advantage of our enemies. Enter the hearts of their captors, that they may be merciful. Do
not let the Evil One control their hearts and minds, tempting them to be cruel and torture their captives. Shine Your Light of Love upon all involved in military prisons. Remind them of Your commandment to love one another, as You love us all. Amen.
For Those Missing in Action
O my God, may we find more efficient ways of tracing and identifying those who are missing in action. Let them not be forgotten. Fill them with the hope of freedom and knowledge that their loved ones and comrades anxiously await their safe return. I fervently pray that the truth would come to light quickly so that the living may be
rescued, and the families of the deceased may find timely closure. For those
whom You have received into the next life, grant them eternal rest, O Lord. Let
perpetual Light shine upon them. By Your mercy, may they rest in peace. Amen.
And now may God bless your day as you have just blessed others with The Power of Prayer.