“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. Please place a hedge of protection around each and everyone.... read more ›
The Sniper's Prayer (Saving Private Ryan)
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.... continue reading ›
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.... see more ›
Almighty God, Who art the Author of liberty and the Champion of the oppressed, hear our prayer. We, the men of the Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom. Go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved.... view details ›
“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” “America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” “Freedom is never free.”... see more ›
We come to you, loving God, with hope in our hearts and prayer on our lips. We pray that care and compassion, watching and accompanying be part of our ordinary lives. We pray that our eyes be open to see the needs of those who struggle to provide for their families and that if we can help, we do help in ordinary ways.... see more ›
' (44) But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (45) in order that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven, for He raises His sun on evil and good (alike) and rains upon righteous and unrighteous.... see details ›
In 1911, Winston Churchill faced a turning point in his career. He didn't know whether he'd be promoted or fired. His wife, Clementine, told him he needn't worry.... view details ›
Soldiers today are taught to stand firm and stand together, to work as a team, watch each other's back and protect one another. Paul then uses the reference to a soldier saying, “no one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his commanding officer” (2 Timothy 2:4).... see more ›
I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of their legacy in all that I am - in all that I do. I am a warrior. I will teach and fight whenever and wherever my nation requires. I will strive always to excel in every art and artifice of war.... see details ›
The Airman's Prayer
Pilot divine, and Lord of all on high Thine are the starry squadrons of the sky! Lead us whose wings for freedoms sake now soar, Into our hearts thy faith and courage pour Oh hear our prayer. Set Thou our course whose trust is laid in Thee! Oh Thou who chartest all eternity!... view details ›
Private Jackson : O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.... continue reading ›
Let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me. Grant me victory over my foes and those that wish to harm me and mine. Let not my last thought be “If I only had my rifle”; and Lord if today is truly the day that You call me home, let me die in a pile of empty brass.... see details ›
While Caparzo lies bleeding in the rain, Jackson calmly assembles his scope, then searches for his target as he recites from Psalm 25, “O my God, I trust in thee, let me not be ashamed. Let not my enemies triumph over me.” Jackson scans with his scope as the German sniper scans with his own.... see details ›
- Whatever it takes.
- Better to die than to be a coward.
- Ready for all, yielding to none.
- The only easy day was yesterday.
- Facta non-Verba - Latin for "Deeds, not words".
- We quell the storm and ride the thunder.
Roger That. “OK,” “Understood,” and “Yes, sir/ma'am” are all acceptable replacements for this military phrase.... read more ›
The Army motto, “This We'll Defend,” can be seen in the Army flag and emblem on the scroll above the snake.... continue reading ›
The Two Prayers
Spoken- "Grant us the victory, O Lord our God!" Unspoken- Give our soldiers strength while you take away the enemies'. Shield our flesh but weaken theirs'.... view details ›
- We all love you so much! ...
- We can't wait to see you again, but we all know you're working hard keeping us safe. ...
- Everyone here is so proud of your service. ...
- I was thinking about you all day today. ...
- We had your best friend over for dinner last night.
Father, please grant me peace of mind, and calm my troubled heart. My soul is so uneasy. I can't seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path You've laid out for me.... see more ›
Many Christians see war as the result of a failure to live by God's standards. There are many promises in the Old Testament that war will come to an end in the perfect Kingdom of God. Most Christians think that fighting for your country is included among these 'dues'.... read more ›
He shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."... continue reading ›
Even when God's own people resort to idolatry, he enacts such warfare against them to purge the land and his people of their idolatrous ways (see Lamentations 2). Still it should be remembered that such warfare remains a non-repeatable action within the grand narrative of God's redemption.... read more ›
The answer lies in one word: FAITH. We enter through the veil by faith. We stay in the presence of God – in His secret place – by faith. We walk by faith.... read more ›
Bible Gateway Psalm 91 :: NIV. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.... read more ›
He reminds us we are not alone, even in the midst of problems or challenge, he will not let us alone. As a psalm of protection, it is commonly invoked in times of hardship; when life is draining and there seems to be no time or place to rest. This book of Psalm is reassuring, comforting and encouraging.... continue reading ›
With that matter clarified, Luther turned to the question of whether military vocations–even if they required acts of extreme violence–could be regarded as a profession fitting for a Christian. His answer was a resolute yes.... continue reading ›
World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin—the “soldiers of god”—whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders.... see more ›
2 Timothy 2:3-4
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.... see details ›
Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear.... see more ›
Psalm 91 is known as the Soldier's Psalm or Soldier's Prayer. Camouflage bandanas imprinted with the psalm are often distributed to US troops.... read more ›
The Airman's Prayer
Pilot divine, and Lord of all on high Thine are the starry squadrons of the sky! Lead us whose wings for freedoms sake now soar, Into our hearts thy faith and courage pour Oh hear our prayer. Set Thou our course whose trust is laid in Thee! Oh Thou who chartest all eternity!... continue reading ›
- Home is where the military sends us.
- Home is where the heart is, and mine is always with you.
- I will follow you, through every PCS, no matter the duty station.
- Deployments are hard. ...
- We're always under the same stars.
- True love can conquer any distance.
Latin for “Always Faithful,” Semper Fidelis is the motto of every Marine—an eternal and collective commitment to the success of our battles, the progress of our Nation, and the steadfast loyalty to the fellow Marines we fight alongside.... view details ›
VALUES DEFINED BY THE WAY THEY ARE LIVED
Never lie, never cheat or steal; abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; respect human dignity and respect others. Honor compels Marines to act responsibly, to fulfill our obligations and to hold ourselves and others accountable for every action.... continue reading ›
"Members of the military have a right to pray or not pray as they personally see fit, and that right is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. It is one of the fundamental rights they put their lives on the line to defend in service to their country," said Jeon.... continue reading ›
Psalm 144 Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.... continue reading ›
Psalm 91 is called the "Soldiers Prayer" because it was rumored to have been recited daily in World War I by the 91st Brigade. While fighting one of the bloodiest battles they did not suffer one single combat related death, while other units suffered as high as 90% losses.... continue reading ›
Bible Gateway Psalm 91 :: NIV. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.... see details ›
As we commit the body (earthly remains) of our brother (sister) to the deep, grant him/her peace and tranquility until that day when he/she and all who believe in you will be raised to the glory of new life promised in the waters of baptism. We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.... view details ›
Lord, be with us now to strengthen us; about us, to keep us; above us, to protect us; beneath us, to uphold us; before us, to direct us; behind us, to keep us from straying; and 'round about us, to defend us. Blessed are You, O Father, forever and ever. Amen.... see details ›
Lord, May we all be moved to be chaplains wherever You place us. May we be your hands and feet, bringing blessings to those we encounter as we receive your blessings. May we be your voice as we speak into distress and chaos, speaking for justice and love as you speak through us.... see details ›
There are no cell phones allowed in Basic Training. This is a consistent rule for all of the military branches: Do not expect your service member to be able to call you, text you, or receive your messages when they are in Basic Training.... continue reading ›
- When were you drafted or when did you enlist?
- What do you remember about the day you enlisted?
- How did you tell your family and friends that you were joining the military? ...
- If you enlisted, what were some of the reasons that you joined the military? ...
- How did you imagine military life before you joined?