When our hearts are heavy, when the needs are many, when the words won’t come, You are there, dear Lord Jesus. And You give us the words to say. And You work outside of time, knowing our needs before we do. And You give peace when there is no earthly reason for it.
Because You are God. You can heal all. You conquer all. You love faithfully.
And so, we pray.
Lord, we pray for our children by name, and for all of our military kids, using Jeremiah’s words:
Before You formed __________ in the womb, You knew him/her, before s/he was born You set him/her apart. (1:5)
Lord, do not let __________ forsake You, the Spring of Living Water. Do not let him/her dig his/her own pits that do not hold water. (2:13)
Give __________ shepherds, after Your own heart, who will lead him/her with knowledge and understanding. (3:15)
When You call __________ and declare that You will be his/her Cure, may his/her response be, “Yes, I will come to You, for You are the Lord my God.” (3:22)
Help __________ to listen to Your words and not reject Your law, that disaster would be averted. (6:19)
Lord, I pray that __________ would be a man/woman who stands for You in his/her community–who uses his/her strength to protect the widow, the fatherless, the alien, and the innocent. I pray s/he would set aside worthless and deceptive words, that his/her trust would be in You and his/her worship Yours alone. (7:5-8)
Lord, help __________ to be cautious with his/her friends, remembering that we are all capable of deceit. Let him/her not live in the middle of deception, refusing to acknowledge You. (9:5-6)
You are the One True God; You are the Living God, the Eternal King. When You are angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure Your wrath. You made the earth by Your power and founded the world by Your wisdom and stretched out the heavens by Your understanding. You are our Portion, the Maker of all things, including __________, the son/daughter of Your inheritance. The Lord Almighty is Your name. (10:12,16)
We pray for Your peace for the children of the deployed. We pray for Your strength coming from Your joy for those PCSing. Lord, may our military kids feel You close.