We thank you, O Lord, for the women and men in law enforcement, for their willingness to answer the call to protect and serve, and for their dedication to the safety, well-being, and protection of others.
Send your holy angels to stand guard and keep watch over them. May their names be always on the lips of your saints in prayer.
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; fill them with wisdom for the decisions they face; give them courage to handle the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be.
Keep them and their families safe and healthy. Grant them times of rest and renewal. Make them to lie down in green pastures and lead them by still waters.
Bless them and keep them, let your face shine upon them, be gracious to them, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace. All this we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thank you for your posts. As a (not very good) lay preacher, I find them inspirational and a valuable resource when preparing my sermons.
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Kervyn, I’m so glad the posts are helpful to you. Thank you for letting me know. We are all growing into our ministry regardless of how long we’ve been at it or how we judge it. Preach with love – it will always be enough.
Peace be with you.