We asked chaplains at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Bragg for ideas on how people can pray specifically for the military this Christmas and year-round. Please join us in lifting up the prayers they submitted.
- That soldiers will find peace and joy in the fact that God sent His son, Jesus to be our Savior, Redeemer and Shepherd.
- That deployed military will reach out to one another during Christmas rather than recluse to themselves.
- That Christian men and women will share their faith with their battle buddies.
- That families of deployed military will know the peace, joy and love that God offers through Jesus.
- For families to find reconciliation and forgiveness as they reunite after deployment.
- For military and families grieving the loss of loved ones in combat.
- Pray for wounded military recovering from traumatic injuries.
Pray that Soldiers will have Strength:
- To become their best, carry out their tasks and complete the mission.
- To make tough decisions, and command with morality and wisdom.
- To serve others and set the example, demonstrating American virtues.
When our Service Members are:
- Training: that they will have strength to develop and build themselves and their units.
- Deployed and in harm’s way: that God will grant them strength to face the challenges before them (protection and safety).
- Wounded and recovering: that God will help them to rebuild, find purpose, accept their situation, and love themselves as they are.
- Returning home: that that will be able to forgive (post traumatic stress disorders).
- Reintegrating with family: that they will have the strength to live with value, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage.
For Military Families:
- That God will help soldiers to lead and nurture their families as spouses and parents.
- That they will rely on God’s protection and safety, both at home and when deployed.
- That God will help them face the challenges before them – separation and hardship.
- That families will accept returning wounded warriors who may have traumatic brain injuries, disfigurement and dismemberment.
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