ICF Prayer Focus
Those who work in the armed forces
God of all nations, Your word has summoned armies to war and in Christ you declare blessing on those who work for peace. So we thank you for those situations in which our armed forces are able to protect the vulnerable, secure peace and establish justice. We confess that through our human failings, war and conflict remain a part of our world and recognise the blame that we all must share. We pray that those who command armed forces that they will find wisdom in the difficult decisions they have to make. We pray for those who through conflict face danger and peril in the service of others; protect them as they seek to protect their fellow human beings, and may we always use the weapons of war only in the service of the greater good of all humanity. Through Jesus our Lord. AMEN