Wednesday, April 30, 2008

prayer for Matt

I mentioned in an earlier post that I have been reading through "The Power of a Praying Wife Book of Prayers" by Stormie Omartian. I have been praying 1 prayer a day for Matt. They have taught me so much about how to really pray for him, in all aspects. Well, today is for his protection. If you read my post below about "Carrier", I talked about praying for Matt's protection as well as protection for our troops. I don't think this prayer came up today as an accident, so please, if you would, pray for Matt, his unit, and all the troops today.

I don't want to copy every prayer she writes on my blog for fear of copyright issues (though I will cite it), so please get ahold of a copy. They are so good. For today though, I thought I should include the prayer for "His Protection".

"Lord, I pray that you would protect [Matt] from any accidents, diseases, dangers, or evil influences. Keep him safe, especially in cars and planes [and boats and helicopters]. Hide him from violence and the plans of evil people. Wherever he walks, secure his steps. Keep him on Your path so that his feet don't slip (Psalm 17:5).
If his foot does slip, hold him up by Your mercy (Psalm 94:18). Give him the wisdom and discretion that will help him walk safely and not fall into danger (Proverbs 3:21-23).
Save him from any plans of the enemy that seek to destroy his life (Psalm 103:4). Preserve his going out and his coming in from this time forth and even forevermore (Psalm 121:8)" (The Power of a Praying Wife Book of Prayers, Stormie Omartian, p.52).

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Psalm 91:1-2

1 comment:

Matt and Megan said...


We continue to lift Matt (& you) up in our prayers.

I love the snippet you shared from the book. I definitely need to get a copy.

Love you girl!