Monday, September 04, 2017

Chaplains have a War ongoing with the Growing Humanist Culture in the Military

Activists Humanists in the Military are causing problems limiting the ability and/or effective to be able to ministry to military personnel.


According to MAAF figures, more than 22 percent of service personnel identify as “no religious preference,” and slightly more than 1 percent identify as “atheist” or “agnostic.” In 2010, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute estimated humanists make up 3.6 percent of the U.S. military.
The new policy has its detractors. Writing for Reporter, the official newspaper of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Roger Drinnon said a “heavily secularized military culture, stemming from ongoing atheist activism and LGBT advocacy,” has led to “an environment where restrictions and even punitive actions reportedly are being imposed on chaplains, commanders and lower ranks who seek to serve without compromising their religious faith.”
Humanism was recognized by the Army in 2014, but this new order expands that to all branches of the military.
1.    http://religionnews.com/2017/04/21/defense-department-expands-its-list-of-recognized-religions/


2.    http://awakeamericaonline.org/pray-for-our-leaders.html

HOW TO PRAY FOR THE DEPLOYED

How you can PRAY for deployed military personnel?

We hear people say, "Pray for our Troops!" But what do we pray for? What, specifically, are their needs?

Here are insights provided by Army Chaplain (MAJ) Scott Koeman in how to pray:

  • Pray that he would have the peace of Christ with him—especially if he travels outside of his Forward Operating Base (FOB).

  • Pray that he will depend on the love of God to keep him from bitterness at others (who needlessly make life difficult on their subordinates especially when they aren’t the most competent leader).

  • Pray for his spiritual and emotional resiliency so that regardless of what he faces, he will be able to be effective in his military role and responsibility.

  • Pray for protection. “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore” (Psalm I25:2).

  • Pray that he will be vigilant if he is called upon to fire upon the enemy. “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle” (Psalm 144:1).

  • Pray that the enemy will be turned back. “May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion: may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace” (Psalm 40:14).

  • Pray that he will be fulfilled in his job. Without purpose, time in the combat zone is extremely long and difficult.

  • Pray that he will resist lowering himself to lower levels of conversations and instead seek to be an example of goodness and righteousness.

  • Pray that he finds “good and solid” Christian brothers to have fellowship.

  • Pray that if he struggles or is discouraged, he will seek out his chaplain for wisdom and encouragement.


HOW TO PRAY FOR MILITARY and THEIR FAMILIES

How to Pray for Our Military & Their Families

by Ron Harvell on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:33 AM


An Air Force chaplain with 30 years of experience gives practical advice on how to best pray for our military and their families.

Any day is a good day to honor those who have died fighting for America’s freedoms. And one of the best ways to honor them is to pray for the heroes who now serve to protect those freedoms. 
My wife, Marsha, and I have served as North American missionaries for 30 years in the U.S. Air Force chaplaincy. We love the military community. We have journeyed with them on 5 continents, 16 assignments and multiple deployments. We’ve lived overseas for 11 years; 4 of those years were served in the Middle East and Africa. We returned last year after serving 2 years in the Middle East together, living in a local community where we were responsible for ministering to all 20,000 airmen who worked in the Middle East, fighting the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS.
I'm always delighted to get the question, “How can I pray for the military?” Because I believe there are three specific ways that we can all support them in prayer.
READ MORE:  http://www.lifeway.com/Article/how-to-pray-for-our-military-and-their-families

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Vocation of a Solider

"The great French preacher Lacordaire once said the vocation of a solider is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on the field of battle and order of the field of peace, but also because it called him to the spirit and intention of sacrifice."   ~ Bishop Fulton Sheen, Wartime Prayer Book, p.15 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PRAY for the Nations of the Earth to Believe the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Prince of Peace.

You are here:
Home >> Scripture Prayers >> Praying For The Nations

All nations around the world are included in this prayer. Or you can pray for an individual nation such as "the nation of _______."
I had never really thought about praying for the nations, until I became a prayer leader. But this is a prayer we need to pray everyday, particularly for nations that are oppressed.


http://www.prayingscriptures.com/nations.shtml

A world news link that can offer you current news from any country in any language.  Pray for world peace.
http://www.abyznewslinks.com
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

How to Pray for the Military

How to Pray for the Military


http://www.charismamag.com/life/women/21783-how-to-pray-for-the-military(Harley Pebley/Flickr/Creative Commons)
 
 
Many prayers are directed to our deployed military personnel—and that is so appreciated—but it is equally important to pray for their loved ones at home. Here are insights provided by military spouses regarding how to pray:   click here:  http://www.charismamag.com/life/women/21783-how-to-pray-for-the-military


Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Baptism of a Military Member . . .



Steven Stromberg was serving with the US Army in Iraq when he decided to give his life to the Lord. And seeing him baptized in the Euphrates River in the middle...
http://www.godvine.com