Prayer For A Soldier In Training

Dear Heavenly Father,

We bring to you our loved one ______(name) who you gave to us. How quickly the time has passed. They have grown up now to be an adult. We thank You for choosing us as their parents and giving us the privilege of raising them under Your watchful care. Many prayers have been said for them by us and others and we thank You, that you have heard them all and answered them according to Your own wisdom and direction that You have always had for them.

Now, Father, we come to You again in prayer, as ______prepares to leave for training in the United States Armed Forces. You have guided them in pursuit of this goal and we pray that the good work You have begun in ______will be overseen with Your supervision and love of them as they leave to complete this training.

We ask you to help him in every expectation the military has of them. We ask You to make all things possible for _____ as they face the standards and goals that the military has for them. If anything seems impossible to them, we ask You to strengthen them with Your power in order for them to achieve whatever is expected.

We pray that You will put ______ in the company of Godly influences who show them Your ways of excellence. We pray that You will use these people to impress upon them the importance of following and obeying Your rules and laws to be successful as a member of the Armed Forces and as Your child.

We ask you to place ______ into Your protective custody so that they may finish all that is required without any delays. We pray that Your angels would be assigned to keep them in all the ways You have planned for them to follow.

We turn ______ completely over to You for all of Your good works in them to be secured. We trust that our prayer in the Name of Your Son, Jesus, by His power, by His Spirit and by His Blood will be answered to Your glory as we await ____'s graduation and their official recognition as a member of the Armed Forces in service to You and their country.

Our Love and Trust is in You, Father AMEN

Father, thank you for the privilege of praying for our service men and women. Like Aaron and Hur held up Moses' arms when he grew weary in battle, we, too, can support those we love and appreciate.

Some serve far from home. We may not even know where they are, but you do. If they're in harm's way, protect them. Surround them with your angels like you surrounded Elijah and the children of Israel with your fiery hosts. Shield them from those who seek to do them harm. Thwart the plans of the enemy.

Some are spiritually far away from you. Maybe the horrors they've witnessed have caused them to question your love, care, or even existence. Reveal yourself to them in a personal, mighty way. Like Saul on the road to Damascus, help them come face to face with the risen Christ and commit their lives to follow you. Remove whatever stumbling block that keeps them from wholeheartedly surrendering to you.

For those who already have a relationship with you, strengthen their resolve to honor you with their lives. Connect them with other believers. Draw them to your Word every day. Answer their prayers. Use them as a beacon of hope in this dark world. Expand their witness and draw many around them into a saving knowledge of you because of the way they live. Give them courage to speak the truth unapologetically and stand for what is right, even when it costs them. Enable them to sacrificially serve others. Glorify yourself through them.

Lord, I ask for courage.
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go.
I ask for strength
Strength of body to protect others..
Strength of spirit to lead others.
I ask for dedication
Dedication to my job, to do it well
Dedication to my country, to keep it safe.
Give me Lord, concern
For those who trust me and compassion for those who need me.
And please Lord..
Through it all be at my side.

Brave warriors,
should fate find us in battle,
May our cause be just.
May our leaders have clear vision.
May our courage not falter.
May we be triumphant an earn victory
as we show mercy to our enemies.

May our efforts bring lasting peace.
May our sacrifice be always
appreciated by those we serve.
May we return to our loved ones unharmed.
Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal.
Should we perish in the struggle,
may God embrace us and find for us
a place in His Kingdom.

God of Power, You are my Fortress and my Savior. God, You are my rock, in whom I find protection. During this basic training, You have been my shield and the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Lord, You are my Refuge, the One who saves me from violence. I know that as I am being challenged and trained up in the way of a soldier, I can call upon You for You shall save me, Amen.

God of Glory, You have commanded me to be strong and of good courage. Your word says that I mustn't tremble or be dismayed, for You my God are with me wherever I go. During this period of intense basic training, You are with me. As I face each challenge, You are with me. I thank You because I am not alone. I glorify Your name because You go before me and You are the defender behind me, Amen.

Precious Father, Your word says that a soldier who is enlisted in war does not entangle himself/herself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he/she may please the one who enlisted them. Lord, You know the sacrifices required for me to do well on my basic training and although I aim to please those who have enlisted me, I pray that my ultimate aim is to please You. While they teach me to be honorable, let my honor and loyalty reside with You, Amen.

Dear Lord, I thank You in advance for the strength that Your Word says that You give. Thank You for blessing me with peace even as I go to war. As I go through the basic training that is not only physically draining but mentally and emotionally draining fill me with overwhelming spiritual strength. Give me the strength to face each trial and test with an enduring heart, Amen.