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March 15, 2017

Praying for Our Military: Leaders With a Warrior Ethos

“Leadership is a base principle of the US Armed Forces or any military. Strong leaders always command effective military units while weak leaders never succeed in building credible and capable units. American military leaders over the past eight years have been chosen largely because they were willing to support the Obama agenda, even at the expense of military readiness and capabilities. Consequently, they are not respected nor trusted by their subordinates. President Trump must appoint new leaders in short order. These leaders must be focused on war fighting and have proven records of leadership in combat operations. America can no longer accept leaders who are not willing to stand up, speak truth to power, and put their oath to the US Constitution first, above career. A warrior ethos is the most important quality needed in future leaders of our military.” (General Jerry Boykin)1

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” (1Timothy 3:1; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray for President Donald Trump to recognize the need for new leaders with proven records of leadership in combat.

  2. Ask God to identify those leaders to President Trump and to give him the discernment to know the true leaders from those who are self-serving careerists.

  3. Pray for God to give all leaders in our military the courage to act as leaders, even when the culture demands political correctness. Pray that they will all put the country first and stand on principle in all matters.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask You for strong leaders over our military—over divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, squadrons, platoons and the like.  We pray that our President would appoint even more brave, seasoned leaders to these critical positions. Let them be those that are servants and not self-serving. Grant them courage, Jesus. Grant them an anointing to stand against political correctness and do what the troops, the military, and the country needs! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Lord shall cause great military leaders to be raised up and put in place for the United States of America.

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.