This seson of Lent came in with a whole bunch of worry. Worry is one of my greatest enemies, it seeps in, invades my every thought, and destroys many a peaceful moment. And so, I combat that worry with prayer. Prayer, that focuses my thoughts, not on myself, but on those around me.
My prayer for the rest of this week is for our troops. Will you join me?
This world, this time in history, is a scarey one.
Battles are being waged.
Battles that, ultimately, only the Lord can fight.
How do we do it? How do we, as spouses, live for months on end, knowing that our loved ones are in harms way? We don't do it easily. We don't do it without reservation.
We do it only with a lot of prayer.
A lot of faith.
A lot of knowing that this life we live has never been our own.
And so, my prayer, for the rest of this week, is for the men and women fighting over seas.
Lord, protect them.
Lord, be a light in a very dark world.
Lord, be their strength. Their comfort.
Be their family, when they feel alone.
Be their light, whe there seems to be none.
Be their solace, when they're afriad.
Be their joy, even on dark days.
Be their refuge, their place to come to for comfort and strength.
Be their everything.
1 The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net,
from the destructive plague.
4 He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day,
6 the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you.
14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name.
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.
16 I will satisfy him with a long life
and show him My salvation.