A Prayer for the War in Iraq and Afghanistan
Psalm 93, Psalm 44:1-8
Reflections of the Heart:
God’s mercy, forgiveness, salvation, restoration, and peace are available to all. Our Heavenly Father desires to commune with the citizens of these countries as much as He does with us, therefore let us pray for peaceful resolutions.
Great and marvelous are Your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your Name? You alone are Holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. Thank You, Father, for protecting the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace towards these countries. Your faithful love endures forever. Father, thank You for protecting our nation and being with us during time of war. Thank You for blessing our military personnel and allies who are serving in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.
Father, it is Your will that all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in Your sight. You desire all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore, we pray for the salvation of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. We pray for the leadership of both of these governments. We call for godly wisdom to enter into the hearts of their leaders; and knowledge to fill them with joy. We declare wise choices will watch over them and understanding will keep them safe. We confess that Your wisdom will save them from the way of evil people whose words are twisted; for to do wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. Lord, we command peace and prosperity to overflow within Iraq and Afghanistan like a flowing river. We are trusting You to comfort the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan. We declare that Iraq and Afghanistan will be like a well watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. We believe that You will raise up people within Iraq and Afghanistan who will begin to rebuild the ruined places. Father, we commit to praying without ceasing for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I commit to praying for our military personnel and allies in the following areas:
Father, please have mercy on Iraq and Afghanistan. Touch the hearts of the Iraqi and Afghan people to call upon Your Name and be saved. Give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. Holy Spirit, fill them and remove their stony hearts, and give them hearts of flesh. Remove the scales from their eyes and lead them into all truth. Rebuild their lands and expose every untruth and wicked intention, within our country, Iraq and Afghanistan. Father, please crush the head of the insurgency. Protect our U.S. soldiers, allies, and the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan and return them home safely to their respective families. Father, please give the Iraqi and Afghan governmental leadership wisdom and guidance as they manage the affairs in their countries. Give our President and administration, leaders of the Armed Forces and our allies, increased wisdom, knowledge and discernment. Holy Spirit, help them to make sound decisions. Help us to continue praying for the families whose loved ones are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Father, we ask You to forgive our nation for its many sins. Forgive our nation for arrogance, murder, pride, hypocrisy, slander, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, injustice, elitism, hatred, violence, oppression, unrighteousness and compromising the Gospel. Forgive the people of Iraq and Afghanistan for their sins. Forgive those of us for not praying without ceasing for effective and swift completion of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please have mercy on all of us. Lord, remind our nation to be forgiving and help the Iraqi and Afghanistanian people to forgive.
Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. God, You reign over the nations and You sit on Your Holy throne. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Revelation 15:3-4, Psalm 118:1, I Timothy 2:1-4, Proverbs 2:10-13, Proverbs 10:23, Isaiah 66:12, Isaiah 58:11-12, I Thessalonians 5:17, Ezekiel 11:19, Acts 9:18, Matthew 6:13 Revelation 4:8, Psalm 47:8
Today, I will trust God to: