Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Warfare Wednesday!

"but God has surely listened
and heard my voice in prayer.

20 Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!" Psalm 66:19-20

This week, let's continue to pray for President Obama (as we probably will every week). Let's pray for him and his family as they are searching for a church to attend regularly. You can imagine that might be a difficult task, given the security necessary for the President of the United States to simply attend church. May God guide them to the church He has for them. This week President Obama is also headed to Mexico to visit with Mexican president, Felipe Calderon. Let us pray for a successful meeting between these two leaders, and for continued safety for both of them. For more Presidential prayer needs, be sure to check out and sign up for the Presidential Prayer Team.

In addition this week, I'd also like to pray for our US Military Veterans. What do you think of when you hear the word veteran? I tend to think of a group of old gentlemen, talking about the "good ole days" to be honest. This past weekend I learned that's not exactly an accurate picture of a US Veteran. A Veteran is anyone who has served in our military for a time and has returned to civilian life for one reason or another, and surprising to me, it's not as easy of a transition as one would think. You would think that after serving in a rigorous military for a time that returning to what is perceived as normal life would be welcome and wonderful, and that's just not the case. So many veterans are struggling with not being in the military anymore-even years after their discharge. Let us pray for this group of brave men and women, let us pray for peace and health and joy in their lives. I thank God for their willingness to sacrifice their lives to keep my children free and safe. In return for their sacrifice, may God bless them and fill them with His love and His peace.

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