Thank You Father God that You are my ever-present help in troubled times and that by the blood of Christ I now have access to Your throne of grace, for mercy - to find help in time on need, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Father, as we settle down to sleep in the relative peace and safety of our own homes, we want to lift up our brave men and women in uniform, who are serving in so many difficult and dangerous places, and under such harsh and uncomfortable circumstances.
We pray for Your protection and guidance in the tremendous challenges that they are called to face, as they strive to protect our country and maintain peace and security in their various situations
Give wisdom to those that are in authority that they may make the right choices and be directed by You in the many decisions they are called up on to make. And may those that are under their authority be covered by Your protecting hand and return home in due course, to their family and friends that have been left behind.
Lord we know that in this peace-keeping role there are many emotions and hardships that our military will inevitably have to face and so we pray that You would be close to those that are lonely, give strength to the weary, hope to the despairing, peace to those that are disturbed and grace to all who are having to face the many hardships and dangers that are associated with military duties. And most of all we pray that many that the men and women in uniform would come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour in the days that lie ahead – this we ask in Jesus name,
Thank You Father for the many friends, family and loved ones that by Your grace You have placed in my life, and I lift them up to You tonight, praying that You would protect and care for each one during these hours of darkness.
We thank You that the angel of Your presence encamps around those that fear You and that our lives are hid with Christ in God.. so that nothing can pluck us out of Your hand – and no darkness, danger or perils of the night can come near us or harm us, for You are our Fortress and our Shield - our Stronghold and our Protector.
Thank You for the many precious promises that we can pray for our loved ones.. and tonight I thank You that those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Be with all those I love tonight and give each one the beloved sleep that You have promised to all Your children – this I ask in Jesus name,