Prayer Topic #11:
A Prayer for Veterans
Psalm 103:2-3, Psalm 27
Reflections of the Heart:
“The cost of war cannot be measured by dollars and cents, but by the devastation of life afterwards.” ~ Robin Lane
Most Holy Father, thank You for all of our veterans. We thank You for their unstoppable spirit and loyal service to the preservation of Your Kingdom. Thank You for Your hand of grace which has saved their lives. What awesome miracles You perform for Your people! Their lives are in Your hands and You keep their feet from stumbling. You have tested them and purified them like silver. They will glorify Your wonderful Name. Your faithfulness to Your children is never-ending. They are eternally grateful to belong to You. Your salvation surrounds them like city walls and praise flows from the lips of all those who enter Your presence. You are their everlasting light and glory.
Almighty Father, we decree that veterans who have been physically or mentally impaired by war are the apple of Your eye. You are faithful to them and have delivered them from the wicked with Your sword. We confess that they are Your treasured ones whose hunger You always satisfy. We declare that the children of all veterans have plenty and they will leave an inheritance for their descendants. We decree that when our veterans are surrounded by trouble, You will protect them from the anger of their enemies. The power of Your right hand saves them. We declare that You will work out Your plans for their lives. Because of Your faithful enduring love, they are never abandoned, for You made them. It was nobody but You who redeemed their lives and snatched them from the power of the grave. We confess that despite physical and emotional challenges, they are overwhelmingly victorious through Jesus Christ, who loves them. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither their fears for today nor their worries about tomorrow−not even the powers of hell can separate them from Your love, Father.
Holy Spirit, I commit to pray for the needs of the following disabled veterans today:
Holy Spirit, please encourage and uplift the hearts of those disabled veterans who feel lost, unappreciated, and rejected. Save those who have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Please help all communities to embrace their disabled veterans with love and honor for their sacrifices. Help all people to incorporate disabled veterans back into society, encouraging them to use their gifts to Your glory. We ask You to help world government leaders to develop and implement effective programs that will aid in sheltering our homeless veterans, providing proper mental and physical healthcare to them, and supplying them with fair funding for their continued education. Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in the hearts of disabled veterans. May they always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill their lives.
Gracious Father, forgive disabled veterans for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who are so scarred with disappointment and confusion that they reject Your love. Forgive those who have not been diligent in following the instructions of their physicians. Forgive them for purposely neglecting their mental and physical health needs. Forgive those of us, Lord, who have ignored and abandoned disabled veterans. Forgive us for not honoring them for their service. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind disabled veterans of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s), Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help disabled veterans not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Magnificent Lord, You are a warrior. Yahweh is Your name! Your right hand is glorious in power. It smashes the enemy. In the greatness of Your majesty, You overthrow those who rise against You. The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 66:5,9-10, Isaiah 60:18-19 Psalm 17:13-14, Psalm 138:7-8, Psalm 49:15, Romans 8:37-38, Colossians 3:15-16, Matthew 6:13, Exodus 15:3,6-7, Psalm 118:16
Today, I will trust God to:
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