Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prayer Request

I don't pretend to understand war and am not attempting to make any type of political statement through this post. But, I do trust that somehow God hears us when we pray to him. I got an email forward today asking us to pray the following prayer for our troops. I don't like sending forwards so I am posting it here.

If you pray, will you pray for those men and women who are serving our country today?

'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.

1 comment:

traci said...

Last night I heard Shane Claiborne talk about praying for our troops and I thought his words were powerful. I do struggle with how to pray for the military and what to ask God for... what would God want me to pray for... There is no better way to pray in those moments than by speaking the words of scripture.

My prayer today for the men and women in combat (both the Americans, Iraqis, Terrorists, Freedom Fighters, whatever you want to call people...)

Lord, may you produce your spiritual fruit in the lives of these men and women... bring them love, bring them joy, bring them peace, grant them patience, help them show kindness, build in them goodness, fill them with faith in you, give them gentleness, help them to have self control.

You are the Lord our God. Jesus, transform our world with your grace and truth.