Pslam 66:17 “I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.”
Psalm 118:25 “Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.”
General Jerry Boykin is a well-known special operations leader and Christian. His combat experience is stunning, with roles in Vietnam, Iran, Granada, Panama, Columbia, and Somalia. One of the formative experiences in his life was his failure to rescue the American hostages in Iran in April of 1980 as the Delta Force Operations Officer, something he considered “the greatest disappointment of [his] professional career.”
On April 24, 1980, a special operations team stopped at a remote staging location in the Iranian desert to refuel for their final push to the rescue location at the American Embassy in Tehran. At that location, two aircraft collided causing a fiery death trap for the 45-warriors trapped in the C-130 engulfed in flames. Boykin had a front row seat for the seemingly impending tragic death of his trapped men.
Boykin’s thoughts at the time were humble and spiritual:
“It took only seconds before I instinctively began pleading with God for the lives of these men. My prayer was that of a desperate man who knew that only God could save those forty-five souls in that wreckage.”
He went on to say these powerful words about prayer: “It was all I could do – and the most important thing I could do.” Sure enough, God answered miraculously as each man was able to escape completely unharmed.
One of the mottos of the PLUS ministry is strikingly similar to Boykin’s thought – praying for our nation and our leaders is the least we should do and the most we can do to make a difference in this land. It is the least we should do and the most we can do! We need God to answer miraculously.
PLEASE PRAY INSTINCTIVELY AND DESPERATELY FOR OUR NATION. In many ways, it is simultaneously all we can do and the most important thing we can do for this great nation.