A Prayer for Mercy

Have mercy on our troops, have mercy!
We look to you to protect them.
Hide them beneath the shadow of your wings
Until this violent war is past...
Fulfill your purpose for every serviceman and woman,
Send help from heaven to save them,
Send forth to them your unfailing love and faithfulness
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
May your glory shine over all the earth...
in the Middle East and throughout America,
May our hearts be confident and steadfast in you, O God;
So we can sing your praises.

—from Psalm 57:1-3, 5, 7, NLT

A Prayer for Children of Soldiers

Father of the fatherless, Lord of all, we come to You today asking that you protect the children and teenagers of our deployed troops, those who are sacrificing so much to protect our nation. Please undergird their families and the parents who are on the home front caring for them. Provide for all the needs of these children and parents and provide the support the kids need in their schools and communities. Fill the gaps in their little lives because of the absence of a parent or parents in Your amazing ways. Would you mobilize people to be more aware of and better reach out to military families. Increase the prayer support around them and for them! And bring their dads and moms home safely, Lord.

A Prayer for Marriages

Lord, You desire for our marriages to last a lifetime but they are stressed and strained by deployments and geographical distance. Protect and preserve our marriages and the marriages and families of every serviceman and woman. Don’t let the problems, the enemy, or difficulties separate what You have joined together. Strengthen commitments and give grace to persevere. May we always come to Your throne of grace for the mercy and help we need as husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers. In Christ’s name, amen.

A Prayer From Ps. 17

Almighty Father, show our servicemen and women
Your unfailing love in wonderful ways.
Save them with Your strength…
Guard our troops as the apple of Your eye
And hide them in the shadow of Your wings.

—Psalm 17:7-8

A Call for God's Power

I’ve heard all about You, Lord, and am filled with awe by the amazing things You have done. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as You did in years gone by. Show us Your power to save us. And in Your anger, remember Your mercy.

—Habakkuk 3:2 (NLT)

A Prayer for Hope

Father, you are the God of all hope, so we look to You today to fill military moms, wives, children and families with continual hope, hope which doesn’t disappoint, and a hope which is not based on circumstances but upon Who You are. Your Word says You called us to hope (Ephesians 4:4)—a hope in eternal life and hope in the living God. May the hope of salvation be the helmet of our soldiers and their families which will guard their hearts and minds. May nothing steal their hope. May they be filled with a boundless, eternal hope today and in the days to come. In Christ’s name, amen.