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.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. says:

    Beautiful words❤️🇺🇸

  2. pranabaxom says:

    Does your prayer extend to those who have chosen the same path of honor, duty and service but maybe praying to the almighty by another name or not praying at all😀?
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day. Blessed are those whose services have provided us with the safety and security we enjoy today. We are forever in their debt and in our hearts there will always be a prayer for them and for those who have followed in their footsteps.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Reread the first line, second paragraph – I pray for “our military.” I did not pray for “Christians in our military.” Nothing in my prayer leaves out anyone but the last paragraph is regarding those of us who place our trust in Him. I agree 100% with your second paragraph blessings. If your “no god” or “your many gods” have the power to give peace and safety to our military, it would be a good thing. My God can use many forms to bring what he wills to be. It is good to see that you are able to raise your spear again. 😀

      • pranabaxom says:

        When did I raise my spear?
        Maybe you could not reconcile to the fact that a heathen can pray for the well-being of everyone including the believers 😀.

  3. Faye says:

    a-men and I thank you for your prayer and take the opportunity today to remember all the relative unknown in our land down under, and all the Islands of the sea, here, MILLIONS of young men even members of my own family, who sacrificed, fought and died to keep us FREE, Many returned to their homes, farms, etc and wanted no accolades. My dad died and only research by a grandchild ever uncovered what his job actually was in the jungles of NEW guinea. Incredible bravery yet he was my dad. I thank him for focusing his heart and life HIGHER than man’s warfare and ceremonies etc. FATHER GOD sanctify the memories of ALL everywhere who served., amen.

  4. Amen. Joining with you in prayer. God bless you

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