A Soldiers Prayer can be one of two things. It can be a devotional; a prayer to keep the soldier safe, out of harms way, and brave. Also, though, it can be the prayer a soldier says to keep himself close to God while away from home.
At the bottom of this page, you can share your prayer for a soldier, and help pray for others out in the battlefield.
A Prayer for Soldiers
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.
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We all need courage no matter our station in life. We need the courage to live gully as God would have us do. But, soldiers have a special need for courage. May God be with you and provide you with the courage needed to carry out your daily tasks, may they be on the battlefield, or safe at home.
A Prayer for Courage
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.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
The prayer below was submitted by A.C.
Lord hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need, Amen.
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Psalm 91 is called the Soldiers’ Psalm. We are told that in World War I, many soldiers recited the 91 Psalm daily.
God is willing and able to keep His words of covenant promise. Plead God’s 91 shield daily. Confidently claim His rest, refuge, safety, covering, faithfulness, freedom from fear, angelic watchers, deliverance, and protection.
Prayer is the War. God’s Word is the Weapon.
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
From: The Father’s Business, Used with permission
For prayer cards see, The Father’s Business,
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This is a soldiers prayer and also some bible verses for the soldiers and the military families.
Father God, Forgive me of my sins and let nothing stand in the way of our communication today. I thank you for giving me a calling and a purpose in life. I thank you that you have not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and of a sound mind. I pray that you would shield me from harm. Cover me in your entire armor. I put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the boots of peace, the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit. No weapons that are formed against me this day shall prosper and tongues that rise against me are condemned in the name of Jesus. Give me supernatural awareness in the spiritual realm. Be my eyes and ears Jesus and send forth your angelic army to fight on my behalf. Send the angels before me to clear the way. Let your angels fight against any demonic forces that may come against me today. Fill me with your courage and bravery. Impart wisdom and understanding. Show me the way that I should take in every decision that I make today. Be my rear guard. Protect my family. Provide for my family. Surround them with peace and give them a courageous heart. I pray for those who are fighting with me this day. Give them spiritual insight and those who don’t know you Lord may they come to that saving relationship in you Jesus. Thank you for hearing and answering this prayer, in Jesus Mighty name, Amen.
Here are some bible verses for soldiers and those in the military:
2 Chronicles 32:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV) “Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.”
Romans 5:1-5 (NKJV) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
Here are some other prayers for the military and their families:
The Psalm 91 Prayer for a Hedge of Protection
Bible Verses to Pray for Protection and Against Fear
Putting on the Armor of God in Prayer
Prayer for Depression and Tips on How to Cope
Prayer for Alcoholism: 12 Steps Christian Scriptures and Recovery Tips
Prayer for PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Thank you for the example of David, the warrior king who poured out his heart to you from the midst of battle. Whether he was running for his life, fighting for his countrymen, or celebrating a victory, his thoughts often turned to you.
Sometimes he wept in fear and frustration. Other times he wrestled with doubt, discouragement, or loneliness. When sin broke his heart (and yours), he talked to you then, too. His example reminds me I can come to you no matter what I’m facing, and you will hear my prayer.
I praise you, Father, as Lord of the universe and the supreme commander in chief. You direct world affairs for your purpose and your glory. Nothing happens apart from your will. I can rest, knowing that everything that comes into my life has been filtered through your fingers of love. Help me trust you and believe. When my faith wavers, help me in my unbelief.
You tell us in your Word that if we regard sin in our hearts, you will not hear us, so I begin this time of prayer with confession. Forgive me, Lord, for the ways I’ve failed you. For the times when I’ve sinned against you in word, thought, or deed. Forgive me, too, for the times when I could have done good, but didn’t. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Lord, my list of needs is long. But you are a Father who loves to give good gifts to your children. You encourage us to come boldly to your throne to find grace and help in time of need. And so I ask
Father, I commit my life into your hands. Whether on land, sea, or in the air, guard and keep me. Protect me from enemy assault, accidents, and errors in judgment. Protect my comrades, too.
For Protection from Enemies
Every day, God, I face enemies from without and enemies from within. You tell us in your Word that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and the forces of wickedness in high places. Bind Satan and his influence in the world. Render powerless those who work for him and with him. Confuse and thwart their plans. Surround me with your angels and let no weapon formed against me prosper. Hide me in the shelter of your wings.
Lord, as the nights turn into days and the days blur into nights, I grow weary. I never finish the work. For every one project I complete, I find two more waiting to take its place. Every patrol, watch, or duty I log seems to be just one of an endless cycle. I wonder if I’m making a difference, or just wasting time, energy, and resources. Remind me that those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. I need eagle strength today, Lord. Help me run the race with perseverance, knowing there is a reward at the end. More than anything, I want to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
The temptations are many, Father, and sometimes my resolve grows weak. Help me, like the psalmist, commit to set no unclean thing before my eyes. Give me strength to turn to off, turn away, or walk away from anything that compromises my purity or my commitment to those I love. Guard me from anyone who would endanger the vows I’ve made to my spouse. You promise not to allow me to be tempted beyond what I can bear. Help me see and take the way out you provide so I can stand up under any temptation. Help me make no provision for the flesh. Give me wisdom to recognize potentially dangerous situations and avoid them.
For Protection from Loneliness
One of the hardest parts of deployment, Lord, is being away from those I love. Even though I’m surrounded by people, my loneliness for family and friends is often profound. Knowing that their lives are passing by without my participation makes the ache even greater. Let these empty times prompt me to pray for those I love. Help me remember, too, that I’m never truly alone. You are a friend who sticks closer than a brother, and even if I travel to the ends of the earth or the depths of the sea, you are there. Surround me with your presence and be my faithful companion.
For Opportunities to be a Witness
Father, I know I’m not here by accident. You’ve placed me here to defend my country and be a part of your plan to spread the gospel to the end of the earth. You’ve called me to be a light for you. Sometimes, though, in the busyness of the day, I forget there’s is a higher purpose to my existence. I’m not just here to be a soldier in my country’s army, but a soldier in your army. Help me fight the good fight, stand for what’s right even when it costs me, and share your Word with those around me. Give me courage to speak the truth in love and sacrificially serve my compatriots.
For Freedom from Fear
In the thick of a firestorm, the uncertainty of a mission, or the pause between one assignment and the next, fear often wraps its icy fingers around my heart. I fear dying, dismemberment, and dishonor. To number my fears would take all day, but you, Lord, know them all, and yet you tell me, “Fear not.” Calm my anxious heart and fill me with your peace. Grow my faith, and remind me to pray instead of worry.
For My Family
One of the hardest things about serving in the military is being separated from those I love. Guard and keep my parents, spouse, and children. Be their defender and protector. Meet the needs I cannot meet and remind them of your love for them. Give me opportunities to communicate often.
Help me not be lazy or apathetic in my interactions with them, but motivate me to make every effort to stay engaged and connected. Where relationships have suffered because of time, distance, and circumstances, draw us close again. Give me creative ways to demonstrate how much I care. Bring others into their lives who will stand in the gap for me until I return. Bless them, Lord, in special ways.
Thank you, Father, for hearing my prayer today. I’m grateful I can come to you, as Daniel prayed, not on the basis of my own righteousness, but because of your great mercy. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
As the mother-in-law of a United States Naval officer serving with the Sixth Fleet, Lori Hatcher understands the needs of military personnel. Lori’s a blogger, inspirational speaker, and author of the Christian Small Publisher’s 2016 Book of the Year, Hungry for God … Starving for Time, Five-Minute Devotions for Busy Women. A Toastmasters International contest-winning speaker, Lori’s goal is to help busy women connect with God in the craziness of everyday life. She especially loves small children, soft animals, and chocolate. You’ll find her pondering the marvelous and the mundane on her blog, Hungry for God. . . Starving for Time. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter (@lorihatcher2) or Pinterest (Hungry for God).
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