Monday, May 21, 2007

A Special Prayer for our Military

As we approach Memorial Day weekend next week, our hearts are turned towards our military -- both those who have served in years past, and those who are serving our country now.

Please find below a list of names we can pray for specifically, as our troops are engaged in key battles overseas. Each name represents many dozens of staff officers, advisors, military service members, and others who help the leaders make the decisions. All of these military personnel need prayer cover for discernment, wisdom, patience, and quite often endurence to keep up with the long hours and constantly changing requirements.

· "Father God, we lift these men and women before Your Throne of Grace, asking for grace to help in time of need. Father God, You know each of their needs, and You know how to reach their hearts to bring strength, comfort, endurance, steadfastness, wisdom, discernment and discretion as they each engage in making policy decisions that affect the course of this war and of our nation. Thank You, too, for President George W. Bush, our Commander-in- Chief, as he seeks You in prayer each morning for "wisdom from above" to guide our course ahead. We thank You, dear Lord, that if we ask, You do hear and respond to the needs of Your people. We ask all of this in Jesus' precious Name -- the Name that is above ALL NAMES -- amen and amen."

· "Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)

Men in Top Leadership Positions:

The Honorable Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
The Honorable Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force
The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy
The Honorable Pete Geren, Acting Secretary of the Army
General Peter Pace, USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
General George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations
General James T. Conway, Commandant of the Marine Corps
Admiral William J. Fallon, USN, Commander, United States Central Command

Forces in Iraq:

General David H. Petraeus, USA, Commander, Multi- National Force-Iraq
Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, USA, Commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq
Major General Peter Devlin, Canada, Deputy Commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq
Major General Joseph F. Fil, Jr., USA, Commander, 1st Cavalry Division (Multi-National Division-Baghdad)
Major General Benjamin R. Mixon, USA, Commander, 25th Infantry Division (Multi-National Division-North)
Major General Pawel Lamla, Poland, Commander, Multi-National Division-Center/South
Major General Graham Lamb, United Kingdom, Commander, 3rd (UK) Division (Multi-National Division-South East)

Forces in Afghanistan:
. . . fourth from right.
Major General Robert E. Durbin, USA, Commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan
Brigadier General Dennis C. Tabbernor, Canada, Deputy Commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

Forces in the Horn of Africa:
... at right.
Rear Admiral James M. Hart, USN, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Brigadier General Sanford E. Holman, USA, Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa