Praying with verses from Psalm 138 this week:
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
before the ‘gods’ I will sing your praise.
Heavenly Father, may this next generation sing your praise with all their heart.
May our military kids know you as the one true God.
…for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.
May our children be aware of your love and faithfulness at every turn.
May they understand the world would stop turning without it.
May they know deeply how you have proven faithful to them.
May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great.
Yes, Father, may these future kings and queens of their little realms hear you.
May they learn early that all glory is empty, except yours.
Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Thank you, Lord, for loving the least of us.
Thank you for your daily protection.
And thank you for the gift that they are.
We pray for their faith.
We pray for their potential.
We pray you will guard their hearts.
And may our children be like you. May they see the lowly as you do.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
Father God, we pray for our military kids who have to learn to live with a greater awareness of trouble.
We pray for the children of the deployed. May they find their peace and comfort in you. Hold them close, Lord. May their hearts not be hardened.
We pray for the children of the hurting veterans. May they learn to be your hands and feet at an early age.
We pray for those who have had to, or are going to have to, PCS soon. Give their parents understanding and the right words for encouragement. Please go before them, come behind them, place your hand on their heads.
We pray for those whose parents are hurting too much to help them. May they know your power.
As they grow, Lord, may this generation rise up to be your warriors. We pray for the future soldiers and artists, businessmen and teachers, builders and pastors. We pray for their future spouses; may they create strong families. May they do your work, Lord!
…your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.