Today I am asking for the safety of our troops overseas.
In the well-known verse about greater love, you say that the most you can give to your friend is to sacrifice your life for them.
If that is not the conscious, daily decision of every soldier in arms, then I don’t know what is.
Father I ask that this sacrifice would not be needed and that you would keep our children safe.
Bring them back home to us Lord.
Carry them through their service safely.
If you choose not to, but rather bring them home with you, then Father I thank you for your sovereignty in their lives, and I ask that you would continue to show such grace to us while we are still here on earth.