Friday, January 30, 2009

Prayer for our Troops

I started this day out thinking I had nothing new to write about.  I have been a little dry lately, but as God would have it I have something big to write about today.  

In December I did a post and introduced you to my son, Jeremy, who is serving with the Army in Iraq.  I get to talk to him almost everyday and this morning he asked me to gather my prayer warrior friends together to pray for tomorrow's election in Iraq.
Jeremy is asking for prayers for the security during the elections.  He is a part of a company that provides security for convoys and I guess they must all be on high alert as they prepare for this day.  Which will probably be our tonight.  So if you stop by here and read this post, will you please lift up our troops as they serve this nation in Iraq.  

 This is a picture of his platoon Sargent saluting our flag as it marches by him at the deployment ceremony.

Jeremy is the one on the left, the tallest one in this picture.  

There is so much I want to say, but I hope you can read in-between the lines.  As much as I want  my son to come home safely, all mothers want their sons' and daughters' to comes home safely.  My prayer has always been that God would protect him physically, mentally and emotionally.  That he will watch over him and give him clarity, confidence and wisdom.  That He will let not a hair on his head be harmed that no weapon formed against him will prosper and that He will hide him in the shadow of His wings.  
I pray this prayer
 and God's Word in Psalm 121 over our young men and women in the United States Armed Forces serving overseas and especially for those in harm's way in Iraq and Afganistan.

I lift up my eyes to the hills--
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip--
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber not sleep.

The LORD watches over you--
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm--
he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Thank you LORD Jesus, 
praise You, praise You, for 
You are the Everlasting One, the Almighty,
 completely existing One, 
Name above all Names, praise Your Name.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.    


mrs. jenkins said...

I have to tell you I got a little choked up reading the verse you pray over Jeremy. When my brother started basic training at the Air Force Academy, my parents went up to see him off. My mom was, of course, a nervous wreck; her baby and only son was leaving the nest and there were so many emotions tangled up with that time. Anyway, she walked into the chapel after a very emotional day. If you've never seen the chapel either in real life or in pictures, google is AMAZING! Anyway, she looked up and this is what she say, "I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? It comes from the Lord." She said she knew right then, he would be okay. And she was then at peace. I will pray for Jeremy's safety and I love you, girl!

Sherry said...

I read this a little late for the election, but Jeremy has been in my prayers along with a couple of other young heros that I know. I lift the all the troops up daily in my prayers. I love your verse for Jeremy and have added it to my prayer journal.

I read that when you have children it is like having your heart walk around outside your body. I know your heart is in Iraq.

So I am praying daily from one mommas heart for another momma.

Love and prayers!

ashley101 said...

Hey Jerri! Read one of my posts and it will explain my hand but I really like this post!!!! See you when I see you next!!!

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