Members of the Armed Forces

Father, our troops have been sent into _____________ as peacekeepers. We petition You, Lord, according to Psalm 91, for the safety of our military personnel.
This is no afternoon athletic contest that our armed forces will walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the devil and all his angels. We look beyond human instruments of conflict and address the forces and authorities and rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. As children of the Most High God we enforce the triumphant victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus stripped you, Satan, of your principalities and powers, making a show of you openly. Our Lord and Master defeated you. All power and authority both in heaven and earth belong to Him. Righteousness and truth shall prevail. Nations shall come to the light of the Gospel.
We petition heaven to turn our troops into a real peacekeeping force by pouring out the glory of God through our men and women in that part of the world. Use them as instruments of righteousness to defeat the plans of the devil.
Lord, we plead the power of the blood of Jesus, asking You to manifest Your power and glory. We entreat You on behalf of the citizens in these countries on both sides of this conflict. They have experienced pain and heartache; they are victims of the devil’s strategies to steal, kill and destroy. We pray that they will come to know Jesus Who came to give us life and life more abundantly.
We stand in the gap for the people of the war-torn, devil-overrun land. We expect an overflowing of Your goodness and glory in the lives of those for whom we are praying. May they call upon Your name and be saved.
You, Lord, make known Your salvation; Your righteousness You openly show in the sight of the nations.
Father, provide for and protect the families of our armed forces. Preserve marriages; cause the hearts of the parents to turn toward their children and the hearts of the children to turn toward the fathers and mothers. We plead the blood of Jesus over our troops and their families. Provide a support system to undergird, uplift and edify those who have been left to raise children by themselves. Jesus has been made unto these parents wisdom, righteousness and sanctification. Through Your Holy Spirit, comfort the lonely and strengthen the weary.
Father, we are looking forward to that day when the whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

A portion of this prayer was taken from a letter dated January 22, 1996, written by Kenneth Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas, and sent to his partners. Used by permission.

If you would like to continue to pray for our Armed Forces, Germaine suggests that you pray the Prayers for the Peoples and Nations to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition

Scripture References:
Ephesians 6:12 message Psalm 98:2 amp
Colossians 2:15 Malachi 4:6
John 10:10 1 Corinthians 1:30
Ezekiel 22:30 Isaiah 11:9
Acts 2:21

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