Song for today: “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen”…..
God rest you merry, gentlemen. Let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day. To save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy. O tidings of comfort and joy!
From God our heavenly Father, a blessed angel came, and unto certain shepherds brought tiding of the same. How that in Bethlehem was born, the Son of God by name. “Fear not, then,” said the angel. “Let nothing you affright. This day is born a Savior of pure virgin to free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s power and might.”
Now to the Lord sing praises all you within this place. And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace this holy tide o Christmas doth bring redeeming grace…….
Our heavenly and most wonderful Creator, we humbly come before you with heavy hearts on behalf of our most precious Americans, our military soldiers. You ask that we trust in You to ask for those things that are not in our power to grant. You already know what we are going to ask, but we do so with love and respect for You are the ultimate granter of all prayers.
For Christmas we ask for protection for our soldiers. Our soldiers are lonely and away from their families and away from a nation they love with all their hearts. Give our soldiers peace in their hearts, peace of mind, bravery and courage to fight, protect them from harm. Help them to stay safe, go before them send their guardian angels to warn them of dangers when they are on patrol. Give them adequate rest, food, water, keep them whole in spirit and have them keep their eyes on You.
Provide good military leaders to guide and do what is right and safe for our soldiers. Provide our soldiers with equipment that work continually and not break down especially when they are kept down by those who want to destroy or ambush them. Give our soldiers extra sense from every danger lurking in the dark or around the corner. Provide them with extra strength and foresight to be alert at all times and ready for anything that is extraordinary.
Finally, protect and keep our soldier’s families safe so that their loved ones do not worry about them when they are in battle. Give our soldiers time to write email or contact their families through phone calls or computers to at least be able to celebrate the birth of Jesus as a family unit. Give us victory very soon, please end these wars soon, and return your precious children back to live in our nation with their families. Keep the soldiers whole and protected from the dangers of outside forces. We are also asking for Your comforting love for the families of soldiers that have passed on during these two wars, and fast healing for those disabled in battles.
Also Dear Precious Lord, bless this nation from those Americans who want to destroy what You have built up in our Constitution. As our nation fights the depressed economy, bless those who want to find work to provide for their family. Keep this nation strong, safe, always to believe and trust in You, our most loving Creator and God. These things we ask in Your precious Son’s name, Jesus. Amen……..
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