Prayers for our Troops

By now you’ve heard that the United States military lost 31 hero warrior patriots overnight.

I am in shock and deeply saddened.

At times like these, I want to respond with tremendous anger, blame and vengeance but I realize I have to reserve those emotions for later.

Instead, I know this is a time for prayer and mourning.

As the author of Ecclesiates so beautifully wrote in the 3rd Chapter:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

Anger will surely follow but now is the time to pray for our military family and the families of our hero warrior patriots.