Wednesday, October 8, 2008

His Courage October 14th

Operation Encouragement!

Talk It Up!


Meeting Tuesday, October 14th!

Military Families Perusing Psalm Three


Psalm 3 A Morning Prayer

David sang this when he ran away from his son Absalom.1 Lord, I have many enemies! Many people have turned against me. 2 Many are saying about me, "God won't rescue him." Selah 3 But, Lord, you are my shield, my wonderful God who gives me courage. 4 I will pray to the Lord, and he will answer me from his holy mountain. Selah 5 I can lie down and go to sleep, and I will wake up again, because the Lord gives me strength. 6 Thousands of troops may surround me, but I am not afraid. 7 Lord, rise up! My God, come save me! You have struck my enemies on the cheek; you have broken the teeth of the wicked. 8 The Lord can save his people. Lord, bless your people. Selah

New Century Version (NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



As a person in the military or in a military family or a friend of someone in the military, what truth, what purposes of God do I see in this Psalm for me and my military warrior?


What is God promising my military family/friend in this Psalm? What promise can I hold on to this week?


What does God show me in this psalm about praising Him?


What verse can I use as a prayer for my military family/friend this week?

P-BE….Just Do it

As a part or head of a military family which verse helps me to be better, to act better, to trust God the best this week? Which verse can I use to shape my courage?


This Section Is For Those Of You Who Would Like To Dig Deeper On The Subject Of Courage And Pray For Your Warrior!


Dig Deeper…. Pray Deeper….Live Deeper….Just Do It!!




Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Psalm 104:1

O my soul, bless God! God, my God, how great you are! Beautifully, gloriously robed,

Dressed up in sunshine, and all heaven stretched out for your tent.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson




I lay down my head on my pillow at night, in my soft bed knowing that I am somewhat safe and I think of you. I know that your safety is an all day issue and I wonder how your courage holds you? I question how you can lay your head down in the sand and curl up next to a rock and sleep, knowing that your enemy lurks near. I think about Courage and I know that I have some courage, but not like you! Your courage has to be activated from morning till evening and unto the same. How do you do it my warrior? How do you stretch your courage from day to day as you face the unknown enemy morning, noon and night?



Isaiah 51:15-16

I am the Lord your God, who stirs the sea and makes the waves roar. My name is the Lord All-Powerful. 16 I will give you the words I want you to say. I will cover you with my hands and protect you. I made the heavens and the earth, and I say to Jerusalem, 'You are my people.' "

New Century Version (NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Deuteronomy 31: 6

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you."

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.




Psalm 3:3-6

But you, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to God, His answers thunder from the holy mountain. 5-6 I stretch myself out. I sleep. Then I'm up again—rested, tall and steady, Fearless before the enemy mobs coming at me from all sides.

VS 8

Real help comes from God. Your blessing clothes your people!

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson




Oh Lord, cover my warrior _____ in Your Courage, a true Courage that gives rest to the soul, spirit and body! I pray that my warrior _____ will be shielded on all sides by Your Courage rising up in _____. Lord, May Your Presence be with my warrior ____ today with a courage that stretches from dawn to dawn, with a strength that enables my warrior _____ to be fearless, courageous in the face of the enemy. Cover my warrior____ with a cloak of courage this day Lord Jesus and when my warrior_____ lays down to sleep, I pray You will be a shield of protection. Lord may my warrior rest in the complete respite that Your Courage provides and rise up again renewed in heart, restored in hope and full of bravery by Your Spirit. AMEN.




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