For a soldier in Iraq on a dangerous mission


[FONT=Garamond]My friend has a young couple in their church, David and Christina… [/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond] David is in Iraq and due to be sent back to the states in three weeks. He called Christina this morning at 9:30 am (our time) to say goodbye to her and their children (they have a 2 yr old and a ten month old). [/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]Their mission will last 2 or 3 days. The commanders have told the men what a dangerous mission this is and it is very likely that most will not come back to their base. Christina is terrified and called on everyone in our church to pray. She said the men are also fearful. [/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]They were all told to call their families before they leave.[/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]I’m asking each of you to pray for these men and women for the next 3 days. [/FONT]


oh no… they have my prayers


Our brave military is in my prayers every day, but I will especially remember these soldiers. May God protect them and grant comfort to their families.


Praying. :gopray: Please let us know when he gets back safely.


May God watch over this soldier and all our military in harms way. May the angels of the Lord protect him and escort him back safely to his family.


I pray every day for our military people who are in harm’s way. I will remember this fine man and all the men in his company especially. May God bring them back safe from their mission and back to their loved ones.


Prayer for the Army
Lord God of hosts, stretch forth, we pray, your almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time to test and training keep them safe from all evil. Endow them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; throug Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Marine Corps
Eternal Father, we commend to your protection and care the members of the Marine Corps. Guide and direct them in the defense of our country and in the maintenance of justice among the nations. Sustain them in the hour of danger. Grant that wherever they serve they may be loyal to their high traditions, and that at all times they may put their trust in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Navy
Eternal Lord God, you alone spread out the heavens and rule the raging sea. Take into your most gracious protection our country's Navy and all who serve therein. Preserve them from the dangers of the sea and grom the violence of the enemy, that they may be a safeguard unto the [state the name of the country e.g. United States of America, and a security for such as sail upon the seas in peaceful and lawful missions. In serving you, O Lord, may our sailors serve their country; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

**Prayer for the Air Force
Lord God of hosts, you stretch out the heavens like a curtain. Watch over and protect, we pray, the airmen of our country as they fly upon their appointed tasks. Give them courage as they face the foe, and skill in the performance of their duty. Sustain them with your everlasting arms. May your hand lead them, and your right hand hold them us, that they may return to the earth with a grateful sense of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Coast Guard
Lord our God, who stilled the raging of the seas by your word of power; watch over, we pray you, the men and women of the Coast Guard as they sail upon their missions of vigilant aid. Grant them courage and skill and a safe return. Fill them with a grateful sens of your mercy toward them; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Catholic Handbook for Military Personnel
Third Edition

Edited by
Reverend Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J.

Chaplain, Captain, U.S. Air Force Reserve

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and distributed in collaboration with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Note: Prayer for the Navy; left the country for the person of that origin, since the original is for the United States of America.

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