Below is a familiar writing which we ought to remember more often, but I just wanted to add my 2 cents.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for all the miracles You have performed so far. I pray You continue to hear our prayers. Lift up our Servicepeople, hide them underneath Your wing, and help them to see the enemy before the enemy sees them. Grant them knowledge, understanding of that knowledge, and the wisdom to know what they can and cannot do with this knowledge.
LORD, I pray You keep all of them safe and whole: Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally and Mentally. Bring them home safe and help them to make the transition easier than the last time.
God, I thank You for caring so much for their loved ones left behind. Raise them up above all this dissent and any troubles they may face. I thank You for putting these great ideas into their heads so that we can also help our countrymen and women while they are so far from home. Lift up their wives, husbands, children, parents, friends and other loved ones. Keep them at Your Peace.
Help us all to remember that America is a unique country where we do not know war as the rest of the world does. It is a normal way of life for many, and I thank You that this is not the case here.
You have created for us a unique and beautiful country. You have also commanded us to take good care of it. LORD, there is an awful oil spill off the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Please use Your Power to stop the spread of this oil from the wetlands, from the fish, from the birds, from the turtles and dolphins, all of which You have created.
I know the fault lies with us, but I beg You, O LORD, please seperate the oil from the land. You are Powerful and Wonderful, O LORD, You have created this land and the oceans, and You are able. Thank You.
I praise You for all the men and women who have come home safely. Please attend to those who need Your tender loving touch to readjust to home life. Yes, please attend to everyone! Especially the families who have missed them so much but had to manage everything without them. It is hard to readjust to having someone just walk in and take over, if they do.
You know the needs of everyone, and I pray they are all met. I do not want to forget our wounded warriors. Please comfort them and their families, friends and loved ones (if they're not married yet). Bless them and thank them for all of us who support and thank them for their sacrifices for protecting our God-given Liberty. Heal them, O my LORD. You are the One that can. Be their Physician, their therapist, and I pray they know You and You know them.
Answer their prayers as long as they don't pray to die. There is too much death. Help them to get over any guilt they are suffering. They did it for their families, for America, and me. God, please bless them forever and ever. In Jesus' precious name I pray. AMEN.
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag, and It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag, [not the protesters, who has given us the right to seek redress from our government. Added by me cuz it did not come with my copy.]
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
I'd be EXTREMELY proud if this email reached as many as possible. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them all!
Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN!
May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg!