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March 14, 2017

Prayer for Our Military: Proper Equipping

“Having the right equipment for battle is a biblical principle as espoused by Jesus to his disciples. Today’s military is inadequately equipped to defend the nation and to win wars. After sixteen years of continuous warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the globe, military hardware is worn out. It has not been replaced due to programmed budget cuts and sequestration. Half of the US Navy airplanes are grounded due to maintenance problems. The other services are experiencing similar problems with major military hardware and equipment. Every service member needs to have the best equipment that money can buy before going into battle, yet in many instances, our men and women in uniform are literally buying their own personal equipment items. This is an intolerable situation.” (Generals Jerry Boykin)1

“And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one”.  (Luke 22:36; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Ask the Lord to increase the Defense Budget to an appropriate level to support the equipment needs of our service members.

  2. Pray that God will give the US Congress wisdom in developing the Defense Budget.

  3. Pray that military leaders will use their resources wisely and stay focused on military readiness.

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, my heart is heavy. Our military pay a dear price in many ways to protect myself, my family and my country from threats domestic and abroad. In order to do that, they should have the very best equipment. Will you touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders, so that they fund everything that is needed? Give them wisdom to know how to wisely budge. Let military leadership operate with good stewardship in the use of delegated resources. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that our military will be well-equipped with all they need to protect and serve the citizens of the United States!

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.