I Timothy 2:1-3 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior”

This Wednesday, as they do every day of the week throughout the year, hundreds of young Americans will enlist in the United States military.  There is one important distinction about those who enlist on this Wednesday and beyond as compared to those who have done so on this Tuesday and before.  Every day since the day of their birth, September 11th, 2001, this nation has been at war with violent extremists intent on harming our nation and our way of life.  This war has been characterized by long and frequent deployments to brutal conditions and harsh environments.  Yet, hundreds of young people still join.  They do so out of a sense of service, selflessness, and patriotism, and they are remarkable.

Less than one percent of our nation serves in the United States military.  Those who do make a great and important impact.  Yet, there are others ways that all of us can make great and important impacts.  A primary way available to all of us is through prayer for our nation – prayer for kings and for all that are in authority.  This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.  It is the least we should do and the most we can do as individuals to have an influence on the climate and the culture of this special nation.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND OUR NATION’S LEADERS.  God is recruiting each of us, and all must enlist for this important duty.