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Books of prayers for our military
  • Adopt a terrorist for prayer
  • Prayer support
Laminated prayer cards
Other resources (rosaries)

Books of prayers for our military

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A Call to Prayer for a Nation at War
Prayers of blessing and protection for those who serve 
Author: White Stone, Copyright @ 2003

In times of war, what better way to stand behind our military than in prayer! A Call to Prayer for a Nation at War allows the reader to join in with millions of Americans to stand firm in faith, praying prayers for our military. This book contains 42 individual prayers, uniquely directed at the very personal issues our military personnel face daily in war, as well as prayers concerning our nation. In the pages of this incredible resource are powerful prayers confronting serious concerns from Protection of our Troops and Personal Courage, to Patriotism and National Unity. Not only will readers find powerful life-changing prayers, they will be delighted to read numerous inspiring quotes, wartime prayers from Generals in the trenches, testimonies of remarkable answers to prayer, and a complete 31-Day Devotional to encourage anyone who may be struggling the current issues of today. A dynamic book that will touch the life of every American, turning mindful apprehension and concern into active expressions of faith!

A Prayer Journey Through Deployment
Author: Donna Mull, Copyright @ 2010

When a soldier serves, so does the family. Donna Mull saw that statement on the shirts some military wives were wearing at a Fourth of July parade as they marched with their husbands. Suddenly, that statement had become personal. She had heard stories about mothers whose faithful prayers had changed lives. When her son received his orders for deployment to Iraq, she wanted to be one of those mothers. Equally motivated by love and pain, Ms. Mull embarked on a year-long journey of prayer, writing weekly devotionals that focused on the specific needs of soldiers and their families. She then forwarded them to friends and family, who used them as springboards for their own prayer times. If you have a loved one in the military, chances are you are engaged in a battle of your own. Will your loved one survive? Will you? How will you cope while your soldier is away? When your soldier returns, will he or she be changed?

Armed Forces Prayers and Promises
       Author: Debra Sindeldecker, Copyright @ 2006

When you've chosen to serve your country, your loyalty is pulled in many different directions. Commanding officers on duty. Family and friends at home. This prayer guide helps you bring all your concerns to your divine Master. Nearly two hundred specially chosen scriptures and companion prayers--written by servicemen and
women and their families--can be enjoyed as a brief daily devotions or as "prayer starters" to enrich a deeper prayer time. Whether at home or overseas, in peacetime or war, here is the powerful biblical guidance you need to serve God and your country at your best.

Endowed by their Creator
A collection of historic military prayers 1774-present
       Author: Colonel Ronald D. Ray, Copyright @ 2012

Colonel Ronald D. Ray, USMCR, created Endowed by Their Creator: A Collection of Historic American Military Prayers 1774-Present, which contains over 280 uniquely American prayers selected from a total of 74 American military prayer books and hymnals.  Colonel Ray commented, “Prayer is under attack in the military institution. As a Vietnam combat veteran, 34 years as a Marine officer, a former Defense official, and a lawyer, I spent 10 years collecting American military prayer books from before the nation’s founding to the present day. This collection allows anyone of any rank or station, the opportunity to draw from its pages a prayer associated with an historic occasion or prayed by an historic figure. As the voices of presidents and military heroes recorded in this book have continuously maintained, America and her fighting forces must not lose or ignore the “religious fervor of the soul” which is being denied at great peril to our troops.”

We  offer generous bulk discounts to churches and civic groups who will buy these and send them to our active duty servicemen. First Principles will distribute books that are donated to active duty troops via chaplains. We appreciate these memorial gifts and donations that extend the message of the military necessity of prayer to our service men and women.

God and Country
Reflections for Catholics in military service
       Author: Rev. Michael Ortiz, Copyright @ 2005

This prayer book for Catholic men and women in the U.S. military features reflections written by a military chaplain, plus traditional Catholic prayers, including a morning and evening prayer. Each reflection includes Scripture, a brief story to inspire, a call to meditate on the Scripture and on the story, and a question for the reader to ponder on how this relates to one's daily life.

Pocket Prayers for Military Life
40 simple prayers that bring faith and courage
Author: Max Lucado, Copyright @ 2016

Daily life for those in the military and their loved ones at home can be filled with rapid change, fear, and uncertainty. For those bravely sacrificing for our country, bestselling author, Max Lucado, offers words of hope, pointing them to the Source of faith and courage. Pocket Prayers for the Military contains forty scriptures and guided prayers that will help readers face the unique challenges of military life with courage and faith.

Prayers for our Nation's Defenders
Scriptural prayers to strengthen and encourage our Troops
      Author: Captain Anthony D. Gray, Copyright @ 2006

Does prayer really make a difference in war? The answer is a resounding "yes!" if you ask author Captain Anthony D. Gray who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terror. Captain Gray developed these scriptural prayers to protect and encourage his troops and himself in battle. While in Iraq, Captain Gray did not lose a single solider in battle and injuries were minor. Now these powerful prayers have been adapted for soldiers, commanders, and citizens to pray for our troops.

Prayers are divided into sections fitting for commanders, defenders, and the home team. Prayer topics include: - Wisdom for Commanders in Battle - Protection for Our Troops - Boldness in Battle - Confidence and Courage for Our Troops - Peace in the Midst of Chaos - Comfort for Family Members - Prayer books for war time are an important part of our nation's call to action. Even though the major operations in Iraq are over, our nation's involvement is in the news everyday. Ministries, churches, and patriots everywhere continue to see the need to cover our military in prayer, shown even more by the numerous "Support Our Troops" car magnets, yellow ribbons, and flags. - This little book is an important and timely tool for churches, ministries, small groups, and military units nationwide--great for church giveaways and small groups! - A small price and a compact size make this a great impulse item and perfect for patriotic celebrations and promotions!

Praying for Those We Love as They Serve Our Country
Author: Zondervan Publishing House, Copyright @ 2003

A wonderful companion for family members or friends of anyone serving our country and protecting life and freedom. Filled with comforting Scripture passages and prayers from the New International Version.

Refuge and Strength
Prayers for the military and their families
   Author: Theodore W. Edwards, Copyright @ 2008

This small, pocket-sized book of prayers and short Bible readings is designed to be a companion to Christian men and women in the military, serving on bases in the U.S. and around the world and in harm's way on the battlefield. It is also intended for use by the families of military personnel, linking them through the strong bond of prayer with their loved ones across time and space. Included are brief forms of morning and evening prayer; prayers for the realities of daily life in service; prayers for protection, for the nation, for those who have died, and for a safe return home.

Reveille for the Soul
Prayers for military life
Author: Marge Fenelon, Copyright @ 2010

Finally, a book of military prayers written by those serving in our armed forces. Reveille for the Soul provides support and solace for those serving their country, as well as those who served before them.

Divided into four sections, Reveille for the Soul contains:
  • Prayers for those in transition -- accepting diversity in the military, first base, training, leadership and promotion.
  • Prayers for those at home -- family in the military, non-accompanied tours, preparing for the unexpected, loneliness, missing family milestones, and more...
  • Prayers for comrades in arms -- for all those in the service, who have fallen, or left, and those who will serve in the future.
  • Prayers forever -- in and out of uniform, life after the military, soldier for life, and a prayer for peace.

Perfect for every soldier, placed in the breast pocket for that time of need, but it is also for you and me.

While My Soldier Serves
Prayers for those with loved ones in the military
Author: Edie Melson, Copyright @ 2015

With over 2.3 million active and reserve military personnel, there are that many families who are waiting at home and praying for their well being. While My Soldier Serves features 111 prayers for their soldier and 53 prayers for the one who waits at home. These thoughtful, specific prayers target the needs soldiers face every day such as for wisdom, strength, faith, protection, encouragement, comfort, and their team. Prayers for the one who waits at home include fear, loneliness, patience, faith, strength, and community. Written so that it can be used by anyone who loves a soldier, it is perfect for parents, spouses, friends, or even groups who band together to pray for our soldiers. Foreword by Todd Starnes, best-selling author and contributor to Fox News. 


Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer
The opposite of fear is not courage, but love. John says, “There is no fear in love; but love casts out fear” (1Jn 4:18). The goal of terrorism is fear, and it’s fear that restricts freedom of expression and conscience for virtually all Muslims, even the peaceful ones. This idea of loving terrorists by praying for them sets the stage for a pivotal contest between two spiritual realities. Jesus shows us the winning side. This ATFP movement offers a choice between two sides, the side of love or the side of fear. Probably there will be many spectators like on Mount Carmel in the days of Elijah. I’d encourage Christians everywhere not to sit this one out. Jesus wants followers not spectators. 

Using this site, you can register a commitment to pray regularly and specifically for a terrorist of your choice. This site has a variety of features to help you do this, including: 
  • Search for a terrorist, viewing pictures and bios
  • Register to pray for a terrorist and receive "adoption papers"
  • Tool to invite friends to join you in a prayer family for a terrorist
  • News feed and email notifications, to keep you up-to-date about recent events related to your adopted terrorist
  • Articles, advice, an suggestions that you can use for inspiration

Prayer support - Cru Military
Submit a prayer request and the community at Cru Military will pray on your behalf.

Prayer support - Moms of Military
The Moms of Military Prayer and Support Group (MOMS), is a group of mothers and wives (open to ALL women related to anyone serving in the military) of loved ones currently serving in the United States military. We gather to pray and support our troops and military families around the country. We support each other with hugs and prayers and share our experiences and ideas: traveling to boot camp for graduation ceremonies, or making it through our loved ones deployments. Most importantly, we support our Soldiers, Marines and Sailors with our prayers, love and friendship as they go about the difficult task of protecting this great land. Although we began in Orange County, CA, we offer prayer and support across the U.S. Many unique and supportive friendships with other MOMS have been possible across the state; connecting MOMS together. We hope to reach out to every Military Mom and share the experiences that bind us with one heart for our loved ones.

The MOMS stand firmly on the Word of God and in the power of prayer. We lift up our loved ones in prayer daily for their protection and safety no matter where they are serving! Unlike most support groups, we are a prayer group first! We can offer prayer, emotional support and military information, and more importantly connect you with other Military MOMS either through a local chapter or simply through emails.

Laminated prayer cards

Facing Your Fears Prayer Card
Your Reunion: Starting Before You Ever Leave
As an active duty member of the armed forces, leaving home can bring on a wave of emotions. Facing Your Fears - Military Prayer Card can help you deal with the fears of military deployment in three dimensions (Backward, Upward, and Forward) as scripture guides you and your family through this time and allows you to put your fears behind you.

Keys to Communication Military Prayer Card
Keys to Communication is written especially for couples in the military. Learn how the Skeleton, Front Door, and Master keys will allow you to keep the doors of communication open between you and your spouse.

Lifting my Husband through Prayer Card (also available for my wife, children)
What can happen when we pray?

Prayer is powerful—because God, and our relationship with Him, is powerful. This easy-to-use prayer card equips you to bring your husband to the God who sees, through prayers full of God’s own words from Scripture: prayers of character, purpose, and hope.

Reconnexion Prayer Card
Reconnexion is a prayer card used by military couples to connect them intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually so they can have a harmonious reunion.

Other resources

Rosaries - Ranger Rosary
The rugged combat rosaries are to be sent to our servicemen and women serving throughout the world. The rosaries are distributed by chaplains, especially those deployed in combat zones, those at stateside training bases, the Navy fleet and military hospitals.
Books & resources to pray on behalf of our military
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
  • Practical insights in caring for
             Home front families
             Military personnel
             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

Military and veteran family resources
  • Christian encouragement
  Bibles, devotionals, studies
  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
  • Deployment support for
  Military personnel
  Military spouses
  Military children, teens
  • Downloads and printables
  Brat Town Bugle TM
  Coloring pages
  Flat Brat TM
  Military house ornament

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