In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia shares the power of praying God’s Word back to him by praying Revelation 5 for our military.

Praying from Revelation 5

by Tonia Gutting

“Worthy are you to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

for you were slain, and by your blood

you ransomed people for God

from every tribe and language

and people and nation,

and you have made them a kingdom 

and priests to our God,

and they shall reign on the earth.”

Lord God of the Universe

who orchestrates time and orders and life seasons

who is beyond all we can comprehend

who brings us to yourself through your own sacrifice,

what a gift to pray to you!

To be allowed entrance into the very throne room!

To have a loving, sympathetic ear with the Creator of all!

Teach us to praise you–

To join with all the creatures, and the myriads of angels,

and thousands who have gone before in saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,

to receive power and wealth

and wisdom and might 

and honor and glory and blessing!”

Lord Jesus teach us to pray

to use this gift, this weapon

this access to such power

May we diligently add our prayers to “the golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.”

We ask that we would be drawn to your side.

We ask that our requests would be in your will.

We ask that we would submit and trust your answers.

We pray for the people of the military, Lord. May the people of our warrior tribe bend their knees before you.

For military spouses, Father, please hold us close and strengthen our hearts.

May our children turn their faces to you God.

Please heal our veterans, inside and out.

Lord may our missions be just and successful.

May we be your instrument throughout this world.

It is to you we pray:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb

be blessing and honor and glory

and might forever and ever!”