It is very unlikely that you are not in contact with people you know who are serving our country in the military or have served. These men and women have willing placed themselves in harms way for the protection of our country. It is a hard job that permanently effects many of them. I went to Psalm 91 to pull this list of 10 things, but there are many of things you can easily add from families they left to helping them transition back stateside. I hope you find this list helpful, but even more I hope you make time to pray for these wonderful soldiers who have risked their lives for you.
10 Things to Pray for Soldiers in Military Combat
- May they dwell in the shelter of the Most High (v. 1).
- Save them from the snares of the enemy (v. 3).
- Cover them with Your wings (v. 4).
- Give them peace even in the midst of serious danger (v. 5).
- May no harm befall them (v. 7).
- Send angels to guard them (v. 11).
- May they overcome those attacking them (v. 13).
- Open them to Your love that they may respond with love for You (v. 14).
- Answers their prayers to You. (v. 15).
- Bless them with long life (v. 16).
5 Additional Things to Pray for Soldiers
- Grant their family peace and comfort in their loved ones absence.
- May their children not suffer long-term effects of an absent parent.
- Reduce the soldiers battle trauma by an infusion of greater peace.
- Provide soldiers returning with a community of faithful friends to help the transition.
- May they feel their sacrifice was appreciated by those they protected.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Fehr speaks
with Afghan children and their grandfather.
Image taken by Capt. Peter Shinn. Courtesy of the National Guard.