Friday, May 4, 2012

Prayer For Our Service Men (and Those in Danger)

Lord, You are my light and my salvation. You are my life's fortress, my stronghold. Who is there to be afraid of? When evildoers and enemies close in on me, they stumble and fall. Even though an army sets up camp against me, my heart will not be afraid. Even though a war breaks out against me, I will still have confidence in You Lord. You always protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me. In my distress I call to You Lord; I cry to You, my God, for help.

You thunder from heaven, Your voice resounds, You shoot forth Your arrows and scatter my enemies, You flash streaks of lightning and confuse them. Father, I thank You for reaching down from on high and taking hold of me, You draw me out of deep waters.  You rescue me from my powerful enemy, from the ones that hate me and were to strong for me.  They attacked me in my distress, but You are my support.  Lord, You led me to a place of safety, because You delight in me.  I am Your child and I rest in the knowledge of Your love.

Father, You are my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. You are my shield, my refuge, You subdue people under me. Lord, I thank You for guarding my life and rescuing me. Your name is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. I am devoted to You. You are my God. In You Lord, whose word I praise, I trust; I will not be afraid, for what can mortal man do to me? I know Your arm is not to short to save me, Your ear is not to deaf to hear me.

One thing I ask from You LORD, this is what I desire: to remain in Your house all the days of my life in order to gaze at Your beauty and to meditate in Your temple. For I know You keep me safe in times of trouble, You hide me in Your shelter and set me high upon a rock. I dwell in Your shelter Almighty Father, therefore I will rest in Your shadow.  I rejoice in You Lord! I take refuge in You and in my heart I will forever praise You!

Psalm 27:1-3, Psalm 17:9, Psalm 18:6, Psalm 18:13-14, Psalm 18:16-19, Psalm 144:2, Proverbs 18:10, Psalm 56:3-4, Isaiah 59:1, Psalm 27:4-5, Psalm 91:1-2,  Psalm 52:9