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Thirty Ways To Pray For Our Military

1. Protection - Psalm 34:7, 32:7

2. Wisdom - James 1:5

3. Peace - John 14:26, Philippians 4:7

4. Presence of God - Psalm 46:1

5. Inner Strength - Ephesians 3:16

6. Clear Mind - 2 Timothy 1:7

7. Security - Psalm 17:8

8. Health for Physical Body - Philippians. 4:13

9. Courage - Joshua 1:9

10. To Help Others - Philippians, 2:3-4

11. To be aware of God's love - Psalm 42

12. Family Concerns - 1 Peter 5:7

13. Rest - Matthew 11:28-29

14. Adjust to time change, sleep - Psalm 4:8

15. Unity in purpose - 1 Peter 3:8


16 Loneliness - Deuteronomy, 3 1: 6

17. Patience while waiting - Psalm 33:20

18. God directing their steps - Psalm 32:8

19. Diligent in their work - Colossians 3:23

20. Resist Temptation - 1 Corinthians 10:13

21. Discernment - Philippians 1:9

22 Traveling Safety - Psalm 121:7-8

23. Fighting Depression - Psalm 42:5

24 Protection from Evil - 2 Thessalonians 3:3

25. Encourage those around them - Proverbs 11:25

26. Persistence for the task - Galatians 6:9

27. Deliverance from the enemy - Psalm 31:15

28. Angels to guard them - Psalm 34:7

29. Children of Military - Isaiah 54:13, Psalm 68:5

30. Spouses of Military - Isaiah 40:11


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Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,

I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,

I am the star shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there. I did not die.

Mary Frye


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.



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