Loving Lord, we come to You to ask for Your protection on the men and women in our military services. Lord, we pray that You would be with each one as they engage in the many and various peace-keeping and military exercises that are designed to defend and protect their homeland and country of their birth.
Give each one courage to face the future with dignity and honour, and uphold each one with Your righteous right hand. Be their rock of refuge and their shield against all the assaults that they are likely to face. Defend each one with Your heavenly grace and be their ever present help in time of trouble, their constant companion and their refuge and strength.
Lead and guide them in the duties that they will be required to undertake and protect them we pray, for Your holy names sake. May their strength come from You and we ask that You would make the crooked places straight in each of their lives. Draw close to each one. Lord, we pray that if there are any that are setting off for foreign fields that do not yet know You as their Saviour, that You would put them alongside someone that can tell them the gospel of Salvation and that many would come to faith in You.
Bring each one home safely we pray from this session of duty, and restore each one to the families that they love. In Jesus' name we pray.