Memorial Day 2017
Imagine being a child who has lost their parent who was defending your freedom. Imagine being a spouse who has been moved all over the globe, then lost the love of their life in the line of their daily military duty. When a child chooses a military career, each of their parents knows the day may come when they hear they will never see them again, because they have died saving the country they all love. Today is the day we honor them and pray for those families. They have all paid the price.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psalm 68:5; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Think of those you may know who have lost their lives in the line of duty. If you know someone, please pray for every need you know they may have emotionally and physically.
Pray the same for every military family you don’t know. Lift up the children, the spouses, the parents, and other family members.
Pray for those in active military duty, by name if you know someone currently serving. Pray for supernatural protection from all harm and evil plots and plans against them.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, be the daddy to every child whose daddy is gone. Be the mother to every child whose mommy is gone. Be the husband to every wife and the wife to every husband. Comfort the mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers of those lost in protecting our freedom. We cry out for the healing of the hearts of those who have lost their loved ones. Be Comforter, Holy Spirit. Minister through the military chaplains that know You. Empower them to be Your hands and hearts. Comfort, Lord, comfort on this day of remembrance of those who have died for us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Holy Spirit will comfort the fatherless and widows and we will remember every life lost that has paid such a great cost.