Raising children who pray for our military
What if no one was willing to risk his or her life to defend our country? Or what if families didn’t have the courage to let their soldiers enlist, knowing they might never see them again?
Last month we celebrated the National Day of Prayer. This month we honor those who have died defending our country. As we pray for our leaders and communities, let’s place the protection of our military high on our prayer list. Let’s also intercede for the soldier’s families – especially those who can never welcome their soldiers back home.
We owe a great debt to those who are serving and have served. Without them, we’d be vulnerable to our adversaries and suffer unthinkable terror and bondage like other nations.
We want our children and grandchildren (and their children and grandchildren) to live in a free country. To understand the cost of freedom. And to never ever take our great (albeit imperfect) country for granted.
What would happen if we taught them to join fellow Americans to pray, as a nation, for our nation? How different would the future generations be if more of us earnestly prayed for our country, including those who serve in our armed forces? Think about how glorious our intercession could be for America – and for the nations who benefit from our influence.
Conversely, imagine where our country would be today if no one ever prayed for our country, our military and their families. Or if we ignored our Gold Star families (families of fallen service members).
If we teach our younger generations well, perhaps they’ll learn to respect our nation’s leaders and our military. To honor our flag. To better appreciate our Gold Star families.
If we commit to intercede for our leaders and our armed forces – and teach future generations to do the same – we could become a country whose values God can bless.
Do our country and its leaders really need our prayers?
Would our military and their families notice if we were to intercede on their behalf?
… What do you think?
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THANK you, Delores. And thank you for stopping by Today Can Be Different. I hope you drop by again soon.
My husband served over 25 years in the military. He served two years in the Navy during Vietnam and then he joined the Army for 23 and a half years. Many times I heard him say he would go back in an instant but health problems prevented that. I lost my husband to Pancreatic cancer and heart disease 16 months ago. I miss him every day but I know we will see one another again one day when God calls me home. Our children and grandchildren know to pray daily for those that have served and those still serving. We all pray for the leadership of our country. I hope other families understand the importance of praying for peace in our country and the world. I am thankful God blessed me with the knowledge of prayer and I pray many times every day.
Hello, Susan. Thank you for sharing. I (and so many others) are indebted to your husband’s service. And for yours as a military wife. You and your husband seemed to have raised your children well.
I am very sorry for your loss. I know it must be painful.
I appreciate your stopping by Today Can Be Different. I do hope you visit again – soon!
I love this, hon! Well done.
Thank you, Bert. Your encouragement means a lot to me. It always does. (And thank you for sharing this post on your Facebook page.)