Hear My Plea Father; Refuse it Not
A Prayer For Our Nation's Military
For the Army, for the Marine Corps, for the Navy, for the Air Force, for the Coast Guard, for the National Guard, for our reservists, for our veterans…
For all who faithfully live by the oath they have pledged for this country, for all who will loyally die for the oath that they have pledged for this country, and for the remaining who will one day cradle the exact same responsibility… Hear my plea Father; refuse it not.
Our United States Armed Forces are in dire need of Your strength, Your leadership, Your guidance, Your hope, Your wisdom, Your perseverance, Your love, and Your favor. We cannot succeed without Your hand of approval and we cannot move forward without Your way of opportunity.
Provide for us as a nation, o Lord, your mighty direction. Let us never surrender to the path of destruction. Let us not yield to the way of easy, but sacrifice for both liberty and truth.
Your mercy and Your grace is how we are to prevail. I ask you Lord that you will not draw back your vast hand of protection, but that You will reinforce the values that our nation is built upon. That, you will resurrect the quality of our country’s warriors and that You will make honor, loyalty, duty, courage and justice a minimum requirement for all who serve.
Resurrect our fading faith Lord. Pardon our many failures. Teach us to trust in You. Grant us forgiveness and peace.
Please God, Bless America with life. Make us ready. Mold us all into bold knights for Your kingdom’s sake. In You, many of us still trust; Be patient with those of us who are without zeal.
Love the United States Father, for we are nothing without You. We are nothing without you!
In your Son Jesus’s most holy name,
Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.
1 Kings 8:28 (NIV)