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THE SOLDIERS PSALM
From: Chaplain Thomas Gilbert Cole
BLACK ROBED REGIMENTS
Subject: PSALM 91
1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty.
2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I
3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome
4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth
6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that
wasteth at noonday.
7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it
shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt
thou trample under feet.
14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set
him on high, because he hath known my name.
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I
will deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
BLACK ROBED REGIMENTS-
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2399
1400 South East Veterans of Foreign Wars Street . . . . . Mineral Wells, TX
THE SOLDIER’S PSALM
I would like to bring to your attention a Psalm in the Scripture which has come
to be called ”The Soldier’s Psalm.”
Almost 100 years ago, during World War I, the 91st Infantry Brigade of the U. S.
Expeditionary Army was preparing to enter combat in Europe. Because their
commander was a devout Christian, he assembled his men and gave each of them a
little card on which was printed the 91st Psalm, the same number Psalm as their
brigade. They agreed to recite that Psalm daily. After they had begun praying
the Psalm, the 91st Brigade was engaged in three of the bloodiest battles of
World War I — Chateau Thierry, Belle Wood and the Argonne. Other American units
that fought in the same battles had up to 90 percent casualties, but the 91st
Brigade did not suffer a single combat-related casualty.
Actor Jimmy Stewart also found comfort in this Psalm. When the United States
entered World War II in 1941, Stewart enlisted in the Army Air Corps and
prepared to go overseas. Steward’s father choked up when he tried to bid him
farewell so he wrote a note for his son to read en route. After being shipped
out, Jimmy read his father’s words which described his father’s feelings and
which his father had been unable to say out loud. The note read,
”My dear Jim-Boy,
Soon after you read this letter, you will be on your way to the worst sort of
danger. Jim, I am banking on the enclosed copy of the 91st Psalm. The thing that
takes the place of fear and worry is the promise of these words. I am staking my
faith in these words. I feel sure that God will lead you through this mad
experience. I can say no more. I only continue to pray. Goodbye, my dear. God
continue to bless and keep you. I love you more than I can tell you.
Jimmy Stewart returned home a decorated war hero, unharmed, even though his
record included twenty combat missions. During the height of the battle, Stewart
said he learned to lean on the words of his tattered copy of Psalm 91.1
In 1950, during the Korean War, Jim Baxter, who was a Sergeant in the U. S.
Marine Corps, and his brother were both called to active duty in the First
Marine Division. He tells the following story:
”Our mother wrapped us in Psalm 91, gave each of us a small New Testament and
again sent us off to war with the Lord’s blessing. She claimed God’s promises
As my outfit, Fox Company, attacked in the streets of Seoul, I was hit with a
machine gun bullet. I made it behind a burning police sub-station in the middle
of the street. My corpsman, Chico, dressed my wounds and as sniper bullets
crashed into the street beside us, he laid on top of me – covering me with his
own body. Several marines threw a wooden door on the ground and rolled me on it
and ran me down the street under heavy fire. It was a fearsome ride.”
While recovering in a safe place, Sergeant Baxter reviewed in his mind how the
corpsman, Chico, had saved his life. Then, because he had been raised in a
Christian home and had heard the Gospel, he began to think about Jesus and how
Chico had been an example of Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus had given His life to save
Sergeant Baxter for eternity. Baxter surrendered his life to the Lord right
there on his cot.
After his recovery, he said that ”with the Lord as the Lord of my life, I
rejoined my outfit and went back into front line combat for another five months
before returning home.” Both he and his brother came home alive. ”Our mother
cried with joy unspeakable,” he said. ”We were both baptized and have been His
loyal Marines ever since. Every day we say, `Yes Sir,’ to the Lord Jesus, our
champion and hero. My Lord and my God.”2
Just a few years ago on June 2, 1999, a group of American Vietnam War Veterans
walked to the top of what 30 years ago had been called Hill 376. These men,
members of the First Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and their comrades,
had been trapped there exactly thirty years earlier, outnumbered and pinned down
by fierce enemy fire. After an intense battle, they were rescued. These men, the
only survivors, returned three decades later to pay their respects to their
fallen brothers and to seek further healing for their own hearts. After walking
to the grassy hilltop and rehearsing the events of that awful battle, one of the
men took out a copy of the Bible, turned to a passage and read it out loud. It
was Psalm 91!3
Another officer, Major Mastriano, Second Armored Calvary Regiment, testified to
God’s answer to people’s prayers during the first Persian Gulf conflict and to a
firm belief in Psalm 91. Mastriano was in a helicopter squadron called to help
locate enemy who were firing on American troops. He writes, ”Although only
lightly armed, my helicopter responded to their call for help…We quickly arrived
at the location where our support squadron reported Iraqi activity…but found
nothing. We slowed our air speed and continued our search. Suddenly to our left
I saw two Iraqi armored vehicles rapidly firing at us at point blank range. We
should have been killed instantly, but God protected us. As soon as our pilots
realized what was happening, they aggressively dove the helicopter to the right,
safely away from the Iraqis…We should have been shot down that day. Two things
got us through that life-threatening experience. First, the prayers of God’s
people were responsible for our safety. God answered those faithful prayers.
Second, God is true to His Word. Psalm 91 says it all.”4
Robert Devortshak, a news reporter, was covering the first Gulf War. Possibly
the very night before Major Mastriano had that harrowing experience in the
helicopter, Devortshak was hunkered down in a foxhole looking up at the starry
sky struggling with his fears due to his close proximity to the war. He asked a
sergeant how he prepared for battle. The sergeant took out a Bible, opened it
and showed him the 91st Psalm.5
What makes Psalm 91 so amazing?!
by March 23, 2003 – Clifford B. Boone
This week the war in Iraq began and thoughts of it bring fear knocking at the
door of our hearts. However, fear rises not only because of the war in Iraq, but
also because we now live in a post-9/11 world. War, terrorism and other fears
threaten to undo us. In light of this, I want to look at the Soldier’s Psalm and
find the solace and courage that others have found so that Psalm 91 will be our
In Psalm 91 God gives us four instructions to quell the sense of fear that rises
in our own hearts. God instructs us by saying `You will’ four times.
In verse 5, the Psalmist says, ”You will not be afraid of the terror by night…”.
”You will not be afraid” is His first instruction. Then, in verse 8, he says,
”You will only look on…”. In those words God says that you will watch and trust.
Additionally, verse 13 reads, ”You will tread upon the lion and the cobra…”.
Here God says, You will move forward. Finally, verse 15 is written from God’s
perspective when it reads, ”He will call upon Me.” God says that you will pray.
Four instructions that God gives us to fight fear that rises up in our hearts.
God, in His mercy, understands that we will be afraid so He instructs us about
what to do when we are.
YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID
The first instruction is crucial because it is the foundation for all the rest.
Once we understand this one the others quickly fall into place.
Although the dangers are very real and present, God tells us ”not (to) be
afraid.” In verses 5 to 7, we read
”You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by
day; 6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that
lays waste at noon. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your
right hand; But it shall not approach you.”
The Bible never gives a sugarcoated view of life. Life is presented with
dangers, even terror. We are not to believe that we are somehow immune to the
ever-present dangers of life. However, God says that ”(y)ou will not be afraid
of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day.” As if ”night terror”
or ”arrows” weren’t enough, we read in verse 6 that we shouldn’t fear ”the
pestilence that stalks in darkness (night) (o)r the destruction that lays waste
at noon (day).” Those were things we hadn’t even considered yet! According to
this Psalm, danger can come any time, day or night.
Furthermore, there are different kinds of dangers. There’s ” the arrow that
flies by day,” the intentional danger, in verse 5. Someone has put the arrow on
the string, pulled, aimed, and released it. Someone has a malicious intent and
wishes to harm us. Then in verse 6, we read about pestilence. Disease, whether
intentional or not, is another ever-present danger. We may be living our lives
without a hint of peril, but these intentional and unintentional dangers come
our way and are harmful to us.
The danger is magnified in verse 7, where we read, ”A thousand may fall at your
side, ten thousand at your right hand…”. These dangers can be extremely intense
and intimidating, not only near but very close, intentional or unintentional,
and can happen anytime. Then in the face of all this, the Psalmist says in verse
5,”You will not be afraid.” Even though all of this is true, we are told not to
be afraid. This leads us to ask how can we not be afraid. If the dangers are
very real and ever present why is God telling us not to be afraid?
In Psalm 91, we see two answers to our question. First, we are not to be afraid
because of who God is. In verses 1-4 we read,
”He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the
Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, ”My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom
I trust! 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, And from
the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings
you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.”
In the first two verses of this Psalm, we see four different names of God, all
of which express His power and His authority. In verse 1, God’s name is Most
High: ”He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High.” Our God is the MOST HIGH
because there is none higher. Then, God is called Almighty: ”He will abide in
the shadow of the Almighty.” Our God is the ALMIGHTY! No might or power or
ability can manipulate or control Him because there is no one and nothing
greater than HIM. In verse 2, God is called Lord: ”I will say to the Lord,” This
is the Jehovah God, the great I AM. He created the heavens and the earth.
Finally, in verse 4, God is called My God: ”My God, in whom I trust.” This is
our God. In face of the real terrors of life, we are instructed not to fear
because of who our God is. He is the MOST HIGH! He is the ALMIGHTY! He is the
LORD, and He is GOD!
Regardless of our thoughts about this war, anyone watching the television
coverage had to be impressed with the military’s precision in bombing Baghdad,
and the destruction that followed. However, even the United States’ military
might is nothing compared to the Almighty. He is the ALMIGHTY! He is the MOST
HIGH! He, then, is the source of our comfort and our courage. Whatever it is
that threatens you, if you remember that He is mightier than it is, your fears
will begin to abate. The pestilence, the arrow, the terror by night or day, the
thousand falling to our sides, the ten thousand at our right hands, all this is
under the ALMIGHTY!
There is no need to fear because of who He is. This is the first answer to our
question. The second answer is more personal because it involves our
relationship to God. We do not fear because of who God is and because we are
rightly related to him. We see that in Psalm 91. In verse 2, we read the word
”My” three times: ”I will say to the Lord, My refuge, My fortress, My God in
whom I trust.” The Psalmist isn’t talking about some god who made us, set the
world into being and then went off to do something else in the universe. The
Psalmist knows this God because he calls Him MY God. This great God who is
powerful is MY God. There is a relationship. We do not fear when we are
personally related to God.
We also read of the personal nature of being rightly related to God in verse 14
when God responds to the Psalmist: ”Because he has loved Me, therefore I will
deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.” God
says that He will deliver us because we love Him. This is amazing! Because we
love the Almighty and are rightly related to Him, He will rescue us.
The testimonies of several of the people that were baptized this morning
reminded us that there is a difference between merely acknowledging that there
is a God and knowing Him. There is a difference between coming to church—doing
our religious duties, and actually KNOWING God—having a relationship of trust
We are not born into a personal relationship with the Almighty nor do we grow
into such a relationship because of our education or maturity. Knowing God in a
personal way is different.
As the people here expressed this morning, they had to respond to Christ in
their own heart. They said yes and bowed their will to Jesus Christ. Then, they
entered into this relationship. We know that it is a personal relationship
because of what God says in verse 14: ”I will set him securely on high because
he has known My name.” God will deliver the person who really knows God, knows
His name. We know God not just facts about Him. We KNOW Him.
When Jesus began to teach and move from place to place, he caused confusion
because people did not understand who He was. In the early days of Jesus’
ministry, His own disciples weren’t sure who He was. After He calmed the sea and
the wind, they asked, ”Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey
Him?” (Mark 4:41) His enemies, the religious leaders of the day, were jealous of
Him because of He taught in a way that they couldn’t teach. There was an
unearthly power and authority in what He said and what He did. Jesus disturbed
people because he was upsetting the status quo. They came to Him, time and time
again, and asked, ”By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You
this authority to do these things?” (Mark 11:28)
Even at His trial, the night before His crucifixion, Pontius Pilate questioned
Jesus. Pilate asked Him, ”Are You the King of the Jews?” (Matthew 27:11) You can
sense desperation in his voice. Pilate was being forced to decide the fate of
the man before him. Politically, he knew that he could make only one decision,
but Pilate knew that it would be wrong to crucify this One who was innocent.
Pilate wanted to know if Jesus was the King of the Jews because he sensed
something about the identity of the One who stood before him.
Throughout His life, people asked, Who is this Jesus? Who is He? Pilate
sentenced Jesus to death and tried to wash his hands of the whole thing, but it
was still Pilate’s responsibility to designate what crime would be written
across the top of the cross. Jesus’ crime which was written in three languages
on the cross was ”Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) The
Jewish leaders argued with Pilate over that inscription. Pilate ended the
discussion with a declaration that probably caused by them further frustration:
”What I have written I have written!” (John 19:22) Although he posed the
question to Jesus and did not get an answer from Him, Pilate still wrote the
truth on the inscription above Jesus on the cross.
There the Son of God hung on the cross with the inscription above His head for
all to read, ”the King of the Jews,” which, of course, meant that He is the
Messiah. He is the One sent from God above. This is the One who came to fix the
problem between we human beings who have messed things up with our sin and the
God against whom we’ve rebelled. There on that cross God the Father was
punishing the Son for your sin and for my sin. He was taking upon Himself, as a
substitute for you and me, the punishment that you and I deserved. He took it to
satisfy the justice of Almighty God and to save us, to give us forgiveness of
There was a soldier standing before the cross as Jesus died. As Jesus breathed
His last, the soldier said, ”Truly this Man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:39)
God is today still breaking into people’s hearts showing them who this One is
and what He did. Knowing Jesus Christ is not just knowing the facts. It is
seeing Him for who He really is, knowing Him.
Jesus during His earthly ministry told us about Himself and God. Before He was
betrayed, Jesus prayed, ”This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only
true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent”(John 17:3). Jesus in this prayer
characterizes eternal life as knowing Him, knowing God in Jesus Christ, not
merely facts about Him, not merely going through rituals that the church says
are important, but KNOWING Him in a personal way. Psalm 91 describes the same
love relationship, a trust relationship with Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 91, in the face of danger and threat, in the face of any source of
anxiety which brings fear into our hearts, whether related to the War in Iraq
and terrorism or not, God says you will not be afraid because of who God is and
because you are rightly related to Him. He is the Almighty and because of Jesus
Christ’s death for us, and because we have trusted in Christ, we now know Him. I
can live victorious over my fear. I can refuse the fear that grips my heart
because I know Him and am rightly related to Him.
I want to ask this before we go on. In the face of your fears, are you
forgetting who God is? It is good to be reminded from God’s Word. Since 9/11,
Americans have lost a sense of safety and rightly so, but I want you to remember
that for ages and ages your brothers and sisters in Christ in other places in
the world have never known that sense of security that we had before 9/11, but
they have rested in security nonetheless because the Almighty is their God and
He is greater than anything that threatens us. In the face of your fears, don’t
forget who God is.
Also I want to ask you, are you rightly related to this Almighty? Have you
trusted in the Son of God? Have you seen Jesus Christ for who He really is and
placed your trust in Him? After all He did on the cross to gain forgiveness for
your sins, have you asked Him to make it true for you? Make sure that today you
have found a love relationship with the Almighty. It can start today.
YOU WILL TRUST AND WATCH
You will not be afraid, and you will trust and watch. In verse 8, we read, ”You
will only look on with your eyes, And see the recompense of the wicked.” The way
in which he uses the word ”recompense” speaks of justice and of a judge. Some
wrong is being made right. Some punishment that is deserved is being meted out.
This reminds us that there is a Judge, and He is God.
God is the great Judge of all. He is the One who knows all. He is the One who
understands. We have heard a lot about intelligence this week — intelligence
this, intelligence that — but the people who are gathering intelligence are not
necessarily in control, are they? They are just trying to figure out what is
happening. That is not the way with God. It is not just that He KNOWS
everything. He is actually IN CHARGE of everything. He is working, allowing
certain things to happen. Things are running according to His plan, but in the
midst of it, He will hold people accountable for sin. There will be retribution.
Whose job will it be to judge and mete out punishment? Can you sort it out? Do
you know who’s guilty and who’s not? Who is guilty to what degree and to what
other degree isn’t? Thankfully, we don’t have to sort that out. The Scriptures
are clear: ”Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord….” (Hebrews 10:30).
That is His right. God is the Judge. Paul also tells us in Romans 12: 19 that we
need to ”leave room for the wrath of God.” When we are unable to make sense of
it all, we must remember that God is able and He is the judge.
In Psalm 91, the Psalmist also presents a picture of the unseen realm: ”9 For
you have made the Lord, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. 10
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. 11 For He will
give His angels change concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. 12 They
will bear you up in their hands, Lest you strike your foot against a stone.”
There is an unseen realm, brothers and sisters. We don’t understand all about it
because we are not designed to know that; however, in the unseen realm, there
are angels and demons. They are involved in the affairs of men and of nations
and they are very busy right now. However, we need not worry because God is not
only the Judge of human hearts, He is also the Lord of the unseen. He sees what
you and I cannot see.
In verse 8, the psalmist says, ”(Y)ou will only look on” (emphasis mine). He
uses the word ”only” to give a sense of passivity, of inability. There are times
and places when we are not to be passive but here he is saying, we cannot see
the unseen. We cannot judge every human heart, and, when it comes to the unseen
realms, we must trust and watch. You are not God. Do not fear. Trust and watch!
Are you watching? Probably. However, are you trusting that the Judge, the Lord
of the unseen, is working? I would encourage you in these days to trust and
YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD
You will not be afraid, you will trust and watch, but also you will move
forward: ”You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent
you will trample down” (13). You are to be passive in the face of your inability
and in the face of what God’s role is as Judge, but when it is your duty, move
forward. There is a lion and a cobra. What are we to do? Step on them! Isn’t
I am tempted to share some of those good snake stories from Tanzania. I even
have a couple of lion stories. These verses meant a lot to us when we were over
there. One time I actually stepped on a snake. It came up and struck the
trousers I was wearing. Its fangs didn’t get my skin, but I have come as close
to that as you can come. There were lots of snakes before that incident which we
hadn’t quite stepped on, but they were right there, in our car, our house, all
over the place. Poisonous ones—and yet God enabled us to tread upon them. We
kept moving forward to do what God called us to do.
Now, in Africa we were able to take this verse quite literally and to believe
God in the face of actual cobras and lions. Here, we have cobras and lions of
different sorts! This verse is still ours. The fears and dangers that are before
us should not stop us from moving forward.
I want to be sure that we understand the difference between the second point and
this one. We are to be passive when things are out of our control. That is for
God to judge. It is God who sees the unseen, He commands us to watch and trust;
but when God has shown you clearly what to do, move forward. Don’t let fear stop
you from doing that which God calls you to do, no matter what is going on. What
is it that God has given you to do? What is your assignment from Him? The
encouragement here in verse 13 is to move forward with it. Don’t be paralyzed by
world events. God has given you kids to raise. Move forward! If you are a
student, He has given you the task of studying. Move forward with that. In your
job, work hard to glorify God. Move forward. We witness. We use our gifts for
the edification of this body. We should continue to do all of this! Let not the
fear stop us from doing that which God has already laid on our hearts. You will
YOU WILL PRAY
Lastly, we will pray: ”15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be
with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him. 16 With a long life I
will satisfy him, And let him behold My salvation.” You will not be afraid. You
will trust and watch. You will move forward. The Psalm ends with the part of the
dynamo that keeps it all together, You will pray. Call on God. Claim His
We can’t end without mentioning one question that comes up. What if the danger
does touch me? These promises sound so good, but what if the danger does come my
way? What if the thing that I fear wounds me? Remember Job. He was a rich man, a
godly man. He lost his children, his riches, and his health. Then, even his wife
turned against him. When we read the Book of Job, God has made us privy to some
of His purposes. In the Book of Job, we read what is happening in the unseen
realm. We can see that God is doing something and that there is an unseen
audience. Satan is defeated by the way Job responds, but the interesting thing
is that Job never sees that. He is not privy to that. You and I see it, but Job
didn’t. All he knew was that he was suffering terribly; however, in Job 13:15,
he says, ”Though He (God) slay me, I will hope in Him!” Sometimes God allows the
enemy’s’ arrow to hit and that is our chance to keep focused on the promises, to
relax and say, Lord God, this hurts and I don’t know Your purposes but I know
You. I know that You have a plan, and I trust You. Though You slay me, I will
hope in You.
Returning to Psalm 91, verse 4, we see the beautiful part that carried my family
and me through the dangers we saw during our missionary work: ”He will cover you
with His pinions and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a
shield and bulwark.” This is the line that meant so much, ”His faithfulness is a
shield and bulwark.” If you don’t understand anything else, get this. It is not
your faithfulness that protects you. It is HIS faithfulness. It is not your
faithfulness to Him that is a shield and bulwark. It is HIS faithfulness to you.
If you are rightly related to Him, you have come through Jesus Christ to the
Almighty; therefore, HE is faithful to you. In His faithfulness, He protects
you. Because of His faithfulness, you lift up these promises to Him and trust
Him for them. If there is an arrow that gets through and strikes you, you know
that it was within His faithfulness. It sounds odd at first, but it is true. He
is faithful to you. He has let the arrow through for a purpose. You may never
know the exact reason until you get to heaven, but He has let it through for a
purpose. His faithfulness stands, so rise up with Job and say, Though He slay
me, I will yet hope in Him! He will answer you.
We see that the Soldier’s Psalm is not just for the soldiers. It is our Psalm,
too. You will not be afraid. You will trust and watch. You will move forward.
And you will pray.
I would like us to take some time to pray. Dave Tress, one of our former Air
Force officers, is coming forward, and he will lead us in a time of prayer.
Listen to his instructions. Let us use the remainder of our time to pray.
* * * * *
Having served in the U. S. Armed Services, it is a great honor and privilege to
lead us this morning in a short time of prayer for our service men and women as
well as for our country. You should see behind me a list of service men and
women who are actively serving us in Iraq or involved in our armed services.
Many of them are in fact in the Iraq area. I don’t know where all of them are,
but as an example, Jeremy Zella, who is one of our number, is serving with the
Marines in the Iraqi theater. Rev. David Jones is a Bible Fellowship Church
chaplain. He also is serving as chaplain in the Iraqi area. Major David Green is
a pilot with the United States Air Force. He is flying sorties in the Iraqi area
as well. There might be others on this list in the Iraqi area, but those who are
not actually in Iraq are nonetheless doing their part in serving our country. It
is an honor to spend time praying for them this morning.
I am going to ask you group together right where you are in small groups of 3, 4
or 5 people and in those small groups to spend some time praying for our service
men and women, our troops, our country, and for ourselves. If any of you do feel
uncomfortable, please feel free to choose to pray silently by yourself. Our goal
is not to make any of you feel discomfort, but rather to come before our Lord
and to pray. So I will encourage you to pray in small groups. I will open the
time in prayer corporately, then ask you to continue on in prayer. Tim Schaeffer
will come forward then to close our time of prayer.
5 e-article dated February 16, 2003, by Robert Dvorchak of the Post-Gazette
U, Will like this….
THE U IN JESUS
Be fore U were thought of or time had begun,
God stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you’ll see it’s true,
You can’t spell out JesUs and not include U.
You’re a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
For U, He was born; that’s why He came.
And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crUcified.
Isn’t it thrilling and splendidly grand
He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.
When JesUs left earth at His Upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
”Go into the world and tell them it’s true
That I love them all – Just like I love U.”
So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don’t they have a right to know JesUs too?
It all depends now on what U will do,
He’d like them to know,
But it all starts with U.
When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you! If you are one of the 7%
who will stand up for him, tell someone about this U.
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