From GOD SEND US MEN, F. J. Gillman
God send us men with hearts ablaze,
All truth to love, all wrong to hate;
These are the patriots nations need,
These are the bulwarks of the State.
Father God of our Lord Jesus Christ, these two men are precious to our family. They have committed themselves to higher obligation than family. As family protectors only, they could have stayed home with a shotgun or with a sling as David used, but they have sold themselves to a higher mission—that of protecting family, friends, and foes. Foes? Yes, our US military has enemies even here on our mainland. I pray that our enemies will be confused and turn against each other, revealing truth. I also pray for a Justice system which will mete justice as appropriate to the guilty.
Lord, we plead protection for our military. Give peace to their spouses and children, mothers and fathers, and extended families and friends. Set their minds at rest as they place faith, trust, and hope in You. Cover your children with your righteous blood giving protection as you did in the olden times when the blood was placed on the door posts of the Hebrews’ homes. Provoke truth to those who have not as yet accepted the work of the cross. Holy Spirit, move on the hearts of sinners.
And I remind you of Abraham Lincoln’s words at the end of the Gettysburg Address: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
To you, Lord God, our first honor and obligation falls as we remember that we are citizens of your Kingdom and we do your will, putting it above all else. Thank You.