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.