Together we pray for people …serving in the Military.

We pray fervently for our Military; for the men and women in uniform, and their families who serve and sacrifice with them.

We pray that Almighty God would avail much as we pray fervently for our military; for the men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice to defend freedom around the world, as well as their families who serve and sacrifice with them. We pray that God would keep them strong, courageous, and safe in the shadow of His wings. That He would be their sun and shield; their direction and protection at all times, on the home front and the front­lines. We pray that they put on the full armor of God as they put on their uniform each day. Being filled with His wisdom and discernment as decisions and plans are drawn up, in peace and on the battlefield. May God go before them and surround them as every battle on earth reflects a war in the heavenlies; thwarting evil schemes and defeating wickedness. We pray that our nation would gratefully serve those who served us, letting no veteran go without services and shelter. Bringing peace and healing to the wounded, and holding their marriages and families close in His care, as we keep them near in our thoughts and prayers whether at home or away.

The sphere of military has always been an influence in cultures throughout time. In the New Testament, see the Apostle Paul use military terminology to help believers comprehend spiritual truths, such as relating physical armor to spiritual armor and explaining the spiritual battle we fight against the powers of darkness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Historically, the United States military has fought for the freedoms we see in our legal documents and to uphold American interests in other countries. The military itself is comprised of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who submit themselves to fulfill the needs of our country, whether that is across the world or across state lines. The armed services can provide a sense of purpose and structure, as well as opportunities in growing career fields. However, job stress and the unique culture of the military can also foster an environment that increases the likelihood of substance abuse and can place a great strain on marriage and family life. Military members are often exposed to dangerous and violent situations and have higher rate of experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, divorce, homelessness, and other life-altering challenges.

The military needs our prayer!