Gathered together on this page are several inspiring prayers and blessings for those in the armed forces. There is a prayer short enough to memorize (or for a soldier to keep on them) and a prayer for strength for those currently engaged in military conflict. There are also two intercessory prayers for soldiers, and a blessing suitable for sending to a loved one in the services. There is also the famous "Soldier's Psalm" in full (Psalm 91).
(a short prayer for a soldier from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)
(a soldiers prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
(a prayer of intercession for those in the armed forces from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of Shaddai.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 Because you have made LORD your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
10 no evil shall overtake you; no plague shall come near your dwelling.
11 For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands, so that you won't dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the viper. You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.
14 "Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 I will satisfy him with long life, and show him my salvation."
(Psalm 91, NHEB)
The Lord will protect you now and always wherever you go.
Psalm 121:8, (CEV)
(a modern prayer for protection from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Here are the words of the above prayer featuring in a short film on God's protection:-