Guide and protect our service men and women, and all those who are fighting to bring peace and freedom. God, I ask that You protect each and every one of them and help them to know and rely on You more and more everyday. Let them feel Your presence, and let them know that they are remembered and lifted in prayer. Comfort them, let them experience Your peace. I pray for their families. Help them to remain hopeful. I pray for those who have lost loved ones because of this controversy. Be with them God, and heal their broken hearts. And I pray for our enemies-all those who wish to destroy us. I pray that their plans will be found out, exposed, and stopped in their tracks. I pray that our enemies, too, would meet Jesus and repent. But overall, Father, I pray that Your will be accomplished, because Your will is perfect and complete and I only see in part. In Christ's awesome name I pray to You, Amen.
O Mighty God, fill these men and woman with peace this night. Let them feel Your Presence Father, let them know Your Ways. My God, surround them in the shadow of Your Wings, where no harm nor evil may prosper. In the Glorious name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen
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Be God's Prayer Warrior
' A Prayer Warrior is one who Fights, knows How to Fight, and Will Fight!
A Warrior is One Who Has an Enemy and Knows who His Enemy Is!
The NEED today is to use the Weapon of the Word and Prayer against the archenemy Satan! '
Our country, and all other countries where there is war. Loving Lord, please help people come to a saving knowledge of You and Your salvation. Help people to touch the soldiers lives all over the world, and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ, Savior of the World, by His Death and Resurrection, we have been set free. Amen.
Jesus, thank You for the free gift of Salvation, watch over my life, and my family and protect and guide us until You return again. Amen. Lord, let us dwell with You forever in Paradise, without anymore fear, pain or troubles. Amen.
Father God, I just ask for your protection over all the men and women fighting for our freedom. Lord I pray that you will bless them and keep them strong and bring them back home to their families. Lord I also pray for the families who are here at home waiting for their loved ones to return, please give them peace. Lord thank you for all these people who risk their lives each and everyday so that we may be free. God please bless them all. In your precious name, Amen.
Gill commentary on John the Baptist's instructions to soldiers:
Luk 3:14 - And the soldiers likewise demanded of him,.... Or "asked him": why our translators have rendered it, "demanded of him", I know not, unless they thought that such language best suited persons of a military character. Some think these were Gentile soldiers, since it does not look so likely that the Romans would employ Jews as soldiers in their own country; though it is more probable that they were Jews, in the pay of the Romans, who belonged to Herod, tetrarch of Galilee, or to Philip of Ituraea, whose dominions lay near the place where John was: since it is certain, that there were many of the Jews that betook themselves to a military life; and seeing John instructed them in no part of natural or revealed religion, but what was suitable to their character and employment: for upon these men saying,
what shall we do? to avoid the threatened ruin, and to prove the truth of our repentance, that so we may be admitted to the holy ordinance of baptism; John replied,
do violence to no man; or "shake" him, or put him, into bodily fear, by threatening, hectoring, and bullying him, and drawing the sword upon him, which is usual, upon the least offence, for such persons to do;
neither accuse any falsely, or play the sycophant; who, in order to flatter some, bring malicious accusations against others; and which was a vice that too much prevailed among the Jewish soldiery; who either to curry favour with the Roman officers and governors, would wrongfully accuse their fellow soldiers, or country men, to them; or in order to extort sums of money from them, that they might live in a more luxurious manner than their common pay would admit of: wherefore, it follows,
and be content with your wages; allowed by the government, and do not seek to increase them by any unlawful methods, as by mutiny and sedition, by rebelling against your officers, or by ill usage of the people. The Jewish Rabbins have adopted this word, אפסניא, into their language in the Misnic and Talmudic writings (w): and their gloss explains it by the money, for the soldiers, and the hire of soldiers, as here; and it includes every thing which by the Romans were given to their soldiers for pay, and which was food as well as money.