I am reinstating my borrowed prayers on my blog, starting today. It's just a prayer you can borrow and pray if you so choose or if something in the prayer speaks to you.
God hears. God cares.
One thing I ask you to do is (no matter what your view of war is) pray for the soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and otherwise deployed, and their families. Just in the past two weeks, I have received several reader letters requesting prayer for a serviceman (or woman) who has been wounded in action.
One reader's son-in-law gave his hand for freedom...please pray for him and his newlywed wife. No need for names...God knows who this young man is. He's had several surgeries...so please pray he's able to function.
Another boy from Cody...his entire company was killed by a roadside bomb and he is in critical condition. Improved from grave I think...so there is hope for this boy. PLEASE keep him and his family in your prayers.
God, watch over those serving, and their families. Protect them, help the roadside bombs to be detected before they can detonate. Please help boost the morale of the soldiers and help people know how to reach out to them and their families. The best gift we can give each other is prayer. Lead us in what to pray for our nations, God. In a sense, your son died for freedom too...so we could be free from being seperated from you forever in eternity. Thank you that He's risen and reigns over death. Thank you for being a God of mercy and love. But also a God who will stand up and fight for the oppressed, which is what we're doing in Iraq. Because it could easily be our country. We are blessed to have been born in the US, Lord...but that was by your choosing. Help us never take our freedom for granted. Show yourself, Lord to those serving and their families. Be real to them. Magnify yourself. Give the families of those who've given limbs and life for freedom everything they need. Be their comfort and their strong tower and their Refuge and their hope. Help people to be obedient, look past themselves and reach out. In Jesus' name. Amen.