A Prayer for combat veterans

Father, make Your presence known to every combat veteran, as the God who is near to the brokenhearted and who saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18). I pray for healing and restoration upon each and every wound that was inflicted on them. Thank You for healing and binding our wounds! (Psalm 147). 


Holy Spirit, expose the lies of the enemy that have entered the lives of our veterans because of their time in combat. Jesus, open their eyes to Your Word. Reveal Your truth to them and let every lie be broken and let every mindset come into alignment with the truth of Your Word. God, wash every one of of these brothers and sisters with Your Word. (Romans 12). I pray that every combat veteran will stand in agreement with Your word that says only goodness and mercy shall follow them all the days of his life. (Psalm 23)


Father, let the joy and security of adoption as sons and daughters rest upon every combat veteran right now. You have not given them a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but they has received the Spirit of adoption as sons and daughters, by whom he can cry “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8). 


Reveal Your unfailing and everlasting love that conquers all fear! Casts out fear from their hearts. (1 John 4). Let Your love rain down upon them, bringing healing to their mind, emotions, will, spirit and body. Overwhelm them with Your loving presence. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Your steadfast love toward every combat veteran. I pray they can rest know as far as the east is from the west, is how far You removed all of their transgressions from them. (Psalm 103) 


You have purchased them all for a price through the blood of Your Son Jesus. I pray that the Holy Spirit will free you from every burden of fear, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame and anger. And I pray for love, grace, mercy, peace, freedom, wholeness, joy and thanksgiving to overwhelm you all the days of your life.


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3)