Pray for Veterans, part 4May 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Posted in pray, Veterans | Leave a comment
Tags: God Bless America, Memorial Day, National Anthem, pray for veterans
I like to think that I am patriotic. I am glad that God has allowed me to be born and raised in the United States of America. I take part in the privilege of voting. I obey the laws of the land. I love to hear the National Anthem sung by large crowds before athletic events. As I sing the National Anthem I cover my heart with my right hand. I usually don’t eat hot dogs or apple pie any more, but I do enjoy them occasionally in moderation.
There is something about the singing of God Bless America too. I can remember a lady by the name of Kate Smith singing it. If I remember correctly she used to sing it before Philadelphia Flyers games and it brought them good luck. I like that song too. You can watch her sing it on YouTube if want to and it is quite moving.
The Vet’s are out at different locations at this time of year collecting funds to help other veterans. You can get a poppy to twist around your rearview mirror if you donate. Let me encourage you to donate to a legitimate veteran’s fund. Veterans deserve our support and help as they transition back into civilian life after serving. Some may need a little more support than others and that’s o.k. How are you willing to help a veteran or veterans?
Do you know a veteran you can pray for? Can you take some of your time to intercede for the vet and their family? They may never know you prayed but God will. Take a few minutes and pray for someone by name who is currently serving in the military. They need our intercessory prayers. Then take a few minutes to pray for someone who used to serve and is currently a discharged veteran. They need our prayers too. Let’s pray for:
1. Their protection, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
2. Their family’s protection and for God’s provision in their lives.
3. Many to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
4. The many godly chaplains to do their ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.
5. The families that have had loved ones die to experience God’s comfort, mercy and presence as they grieve (2 Corinthians 1:3).
6. The general public to appreciate what these men and women do to serve their country.
7. The healing of broken bodies and emotions because of what they have gone through.
8. That no matter what the circumstances they have experienced, they would turn to God and not away from Him.
9. However else God may lead you to intercede for someone.
Thank you for praying. Your prayers make a difference and they are important. Someone may not know you are praying for them down here, but Almighty God knows you are praying. God responds to His people’s prayers. Stay faithful and hopeful!
Much GRACE and peace to you,
Bill (a fellow-laborer)
Romans 15:13; John 15:7
A “veteran” – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to the “United States of America,” for an amount “up to and including his/her life.”
– Daily Strength for the Battle, p.12.
“The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”
If I Knew Then by Brian Willis, p. 59.
I have reviewed both of these books and the reviews are on the Book Reviews page.