Saturday, August 10, 2013

Prayer for a Deployed Soldier

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Heavenly Father,

It feels really weird to feel thankful that my soldier now finds himself in a war-torn place. But the fact that he's there means he traveled safely; for that, I'm very grateful. 

Now, he stands at the beginning of an even greater journey. He will need You. Please be with him. Help him to rely on You, and look to You in times of uncertainty.

He is in a place where it's impossible to be out of harm's way; please watch over him as he tries to navigate through it.

Please give him peace of mind in this place where peace is a distant memory.

Please stand by him and protect him as he does the same for his fellow soldiers.

Please watch over him while he sleeps, and rest his soul when sleep is hard to come by.

Please comfort him when he's hurting, and remind him You are there when he is lonely and longing for home.

Please help him know how much he is loved and missed, and help me to know how I can make him feel like he's not quite so far away.

Please see him through every step of this journey; help his feet to find the right path, and give him the wisdom to follow it, to follow You.

Above all else, Father, please, PLEASE bring him safely home to his family when his work is done.

I ask these things in Your sweet Son's name,


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