living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

military prayers

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Featured on this page are several prayers and quotes for military personnel and their families for use in church services or in personal devotion. To begin with, there is an uplifting prayer for wives (or husbands) of service personnel to pray, which asks for their protection and wise judgement as they serve on deployment around the world. This is followed by a short prayer poem for families of soldiers and officers, that their partners and sons or daughters would know God's love, care and blessings. There is also a beautiful prayer for safe travel, and several inspiring quotes from the bible to give to soldiers and army personnel.

military prayer
(a prayer for servicemen and women for protection and wise judgement)

May your love encircle our wonderful servicemen and women as they work across the world to create justice and peace for all.
May your hope go before them carrying them through the difficulties and stresses they face. Lord, come by your Spirit and lead them through each complex situation.
May your peace be ever within their lives as they guard and protect the vulnerable and face conflict.
May your wisdom be forever beside them as they walk into complex and dangerous land and seek to bring order and reconciliation.
And may your protection be behind them, covering their weaknesses and their vulnerabilities.

Lord, come keep them safe under the shadow of your Almighty wings.


prayer for military families
(a prayer poem for military partners, families and their children)

Lord, our heroes leave loved ones as they travel the earth
Whether serving in war torn lands or with peace to preserve.
Be with each family, care for the daughters and sons,
From the tiniest babies to elderly mums.
Bless every letter, each phone call and gift,
Nurture each child that has a parent so missed.
Answer their prayers for protection each day,
Help them to carry their love close and safe.
Draw them together and show them the way,
Come look after each one, whilst their heroes’ away.

"Lord, come keep them safe"

Travellers Prayer

(a prayer for safe travel)

O Father,

You are always there,
For your love reaches everywhere.
Above the clouds,
Beneath the sea,
I know your hand will cover me.
Through the darkened starry night.
Again at dawn when all is bright.
Upon the heavens, or over bridges,
Deepest valleys, rocky ridges.
You beside me, o so close,
Knowing when I need you most.

Through different lands of war or peace,
Where suffering stirs or riches twist
I choose to walk the path you tread.
And carry your wisdom where I'm led.
To leave your love in every place
I rest my head or dine or wait.
You keep me safe, watch over me.
I choose to put my trust in thee.

"Travellers Prayer" by Julie Palmer

God is with you always

Quote on God's Protection when traveling from Psalm 139

bible quotes for soldiers

"I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go."

(Joshua 1:9, CEV)

"This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

(Psalm 91:2-4, NLT)

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

(Philippians 4:13, NIV)