Memorial Day 2011 – God bless our Troops

 

I was thinking about telling you about a talk I had the other day with my son. He asked me why men and women become soldiers and what makes soldiers special.

They are fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves, defending those under pressure, and they do so no matter when and no matter where and if that means they have to go in a land far-far away they do so, to ensure you can grow up in a Country where you are free, where you can be a carpenter or a lawyer, a Cowboy or the President no matter what you are free to do whatever you want. So whenever you see one salute him and say thank you because he does not know you by name, but every day he or she is ready to die for you.

I first thought I would tell you about this conversation but I’ve decided not to.

Instead I want to give grace to the only group of men and women who should be walking on red carpets – THE AMERICAN SOLDIER.

 

 

Only two ever gave their lives for you

JESUS CHRIST on the Cross for your sins and

THE AMERICAN SOLDIER for your freedom.

 

Soldier’s Prayer (Psalm 91

By Harriet Yoder

O Lord Most High, help me to dwell in your secret place and abide under Your shadow.

Help me to believe and say out loud for everyone to hear that You are my refuge and my fortress; that You are my God; and that in You I put my trust.

O Lord God Almighty, please deliver me from hidden traps and diseases.

Father God, cover me with Your camouflage; hide me under Your wings; and let Your truth be my shield and buckler against the fiery darts—the lies—of the enemy.

Lord Jesus, help me not to be afraid of terrorists’ attacks in the night; or weapons that fly by day; or sicknesses that walk in darkness; or destruction that wastes at noonday.

O Holy God, though a thousand fall at my side, and ten thousand fall at my right hand; please let it not come close to me and my companions.

O Lord Most High, let me live to see the reward of the wicked, because You are my refuge and my home. Let no evil conquer me and let no plague come into my house or near my family.

O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer, please set angels over me to keep me in all Your ways, to bear me up in their hands and to keep my feet from stumbling.

Father God, help me to tread upon the lion and adder and trample the young lion and the dragon under my feet.

Lord Jesus, I love you with all my heart and I know Your name. Deliver me and lift me on high to soar with the eagles. I call upon you to be with me in times of trouble to deliver and honor me because I know Your name. Please show me Your salvation and satisfy me with a long life.

I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ

Amen.

 

 

THANK YOU MAN AND WOMEN OF THE

UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

 

 

BE SAFE WHEREVER YOU ARE

I HAVE YOU FOREVER IN MY THOUGHTS; MY HEART AND PRAYERS AND

 

GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

 

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