Praying with Psalm 67 today:

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make His face shine on us–
SO THAT Your ways may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all the nations.

Lord God, please be gracious to our military chapels,
and bless Your people in our ranks,
SO THAT more would come to You,
and everywhere the US military goes, Your salvation would be proclaimed!

We pray for our chaplains.
Lord, convict those who are comfortable. Renew their sense of mission.
And please comfort those who are weary. Renew their compassion. Restore their soul as only You can.
May they have significant conversations for Your kingdom today.
Give their leadership wisdom to address suicide, porn, PTSD, grief, and so much more.
May the deployed have opportunities to minister that make it worth the sacrifice.
May they see Your hand in every coincidence.

Unleash Your Spirit Lord! May our little ones have great programs with great volunteers that make them excited about Jesus. May our teens feel they belong; may their best friends be believers; may they be inspired to do great things now for Your kingdom. May our single warriors feel safe and appreciated and involved. May families be encouraged. May Your word be spoken every time and may the songs of our praise be acceptable! May PWOC and other programs be meeting the needs. May Your ways be known!

May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise You.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for You rule the peoples with equity 
and guide the nations of the earth.

Lord, may the Spirit of forgiveness and love and hope that You give Your Church reach into our communities. Please heal the hearts of our veterans. Please wipe out the spirit of suicide. May the hurting feel Your presence, may they know You are chasing them down.

Lord, only You know the recesses and cobwebs of the mind. We pray for clear thinking for our warriors. We pray for healing therapies. We pray for rest.

May the peoples praise You, God;
may all the peoples praise You.

Thank You Lord for the open doors of the chapels. Thank You for the exuberant little ones, for the faithful retired attendees. Thank You for the organ playing, the guitar tuning up, the voices of all ranges reaching the roofs. Thank You for prayer partners and hospitality servants and janitors. Thank You for Your Word remaining the same–from Italy to Afghanistan to Alaska to Florida. Thank You for the body coming alongside us. Thank You for loving us through the Church.

The land yields its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still,
so that all the ends of the earth will fear Him.