Our Gracious Heavenly Father, we ask Thy blessing upon the men and women in the armed forces of our country. May they feel Thy everlasting arms about them. Keep them clean and pure and good. Give them Thy strength to perform the hard tasks they are called upon to do. May they valiantly execute their duties. Let this war be to them a Christian adventure, fine and wonderful, an education wherein they shall learn life’s deepest lessons. Strengthen them while they fight and work for the right. Succor and comfort the afflicted, the wounded, the captured, and receive into Thy glory those who fall.
Guide and direct those in authority; may they come to Thee for wisdom and knowledge, knowing Thou alone canst lead them.
May victory speedily come, dear Father, and our loved ones be restored to us if it be Thy will.
Help us here at home to be more worth of the great and unselfish sacrifice of these brave men, who through no fault of their own are in such dark and dangerous places in our stead. In the name of Thy Blessed Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave His all to redeem us from our sins. Amen.
The moral laws are deeply embedded in the constitution of things – we do not break them, we break ourselves upon them.
-E. Stanley Jones.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
-II Corinthians 4:17.
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth….Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you….Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you; and ye shall seek Me with all your heart.
-Psalm 145:18, James 4:8, Jeremiah 29:12,13.
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. -Philippians 1:21
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
Man ought always to pray and not to faint.
Pray without ceasing.
-I Thessalonians 5:17.