When The Heart Is Heavy for Home - A Soldiers Prayer

by Raymond
(Las Vegas, NV)

Our Father in Heaven,

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As I arise and greet another new day
I thank you for allowing my feet to hit the dirt,
and for opening my eyes once again.

But, Lord, home is heavy on my heart today.
I can't get my wife and children off my mind...
touch their life today and let them know
I love them and have given them over
to your care.

And Lord, my heart is heavy for my own well-being.
Remind me through your word, and through the lives
of my fellow soldiers, that my soul is more valuable
in your eyes than ten thousand earths. Remind me
as often as necessary how you protected your
people while in the desert, after leaving Egypt.
Remind me how you sheltered and fed them, and
kept them from countless things that would harm them.

And Lord, guide our national leaders--from our President
through the ranks to each Private. May we lift our eyes to you in our times of danger and in times of ease and not forget who has placed a hedge around us this day.

Thank you, Lord, for being near. Thanks for listening
to a rag-tag soldier.

Thank you, Jesus.
Amen

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Jul 26, 2016
My heart breaks
by: Kim

My heart breaks for this soldier and every other one out there in foreign countries defending us and making our world safe. They are probably reading about the horrible murders being committed around the world which isis is more than happy to take credit for. They may be wondering about the safety of thier loved ones while they are away and worried that their acts cannot keep America safe Please Lord protect our soldiers and let them know that you are protecting their loved ones..

Jun 12, 2013
heavy heart for home
by: Jessie

All I can say is this touched my heartdeeply. We here in America cannot fathom what our dedicated soldiers go through each day. I am blessed that this soldier has placed his faith and trust in the One and Only True God. My heart aches for his homesickness for his family. Again, I have no idea what they deal with. I had a son in the Gulf War and I know how I felt having him there and always praying for his safety and return. Lord that you would bless and protect this young man while he is fighting for our freedom and also his family as he has stated that he has entrusted them to YOU. Place a hedge of protection around him and all the soldiers as they are in harms way.

Jun 12, 2013
heavy heart for home
by: Jessie

All I can say is this touched my heartdeeply. We here in America cannot fathom what our dedicated soldiers go through each day. I am blessed that this soldier has placed his faith and trust in the One and Only True God. My heart aches for his homesickness for his family. Again, I have no idea what they deal with. I had a son in the Gulf War and I know how I felt having him there and always praying for his safety and return. Lord that you would bless and protect this young man while he is fighting for our freedom and also his family as he has stated that he has entrusted them to YOU. Place a hedge of protection around him and all the soldiers as they are in harms way.

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