Military Prayer

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  1. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,
    tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society
    as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a
    beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for
    work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has
    never collected unemployment either.

    He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student,
    pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has
    a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to
    be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and
    roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm howizzitor. He is 10 or
    15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working
    or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

    He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can
    field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He
    can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and
    use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can
    apply first aid like a professional. He can march until he is told to stop
    or stop until he is told to march.

    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without
    spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of
    fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens
    full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but
    never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own
    clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you're thirsty, he'll share his water
    with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition
    with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

    He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like
    they were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that
    is his job. He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the
    pay and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering
    and death then he should have in his short lifetime.

    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.
    He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat
    and is unashamed. He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate
    through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning
    desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand,
    remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out,
    far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

    Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying
    the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the
    American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
    He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
    Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration
    with his blood. And now we even have woman over there in danger,
    doing their part in this tradition of going to War when our nation calls
    us to do so. As you go to bed tonight, remember this shot.. A short lull,
    a little shade and a picture of loved ones in their helmets.......
    Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it. Please send this on
    after a short prayer.

    Prayer Wheel
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as theyprotect us.
    Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in
    our time of need. Amen.":

    When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer
    Prayer for our ground troops in Afghanistan, sailors on ships, and airmen in
    the air, and for those in Iraq. There is nothing attached.... This can be very
    powerful.......

    Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine
    or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
    I can't break this one guys..sorry
    This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq. Pass it on to everyone and
    pray