Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Prayer Wheel For Our Troops Lord Hold Our Troops In Your Hands

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Lord Hold Our Troops In Your Great Hands
Protect Them As They Protect Us

If you read this, you will forward it on.
You just won't be able to stop yourself.


The average age of the military man is 19 years.
He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy.

He's a recent High School graduate, drives a ten year old jalopy. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz and can swing a 155mm howitzer.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

He can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

He digs foxholes and can apply first aid like a professional.

He can march until he is told to stop,
or stop until he is told to march.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation,
but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.

He is self-sufficient.

He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears
the other.

He can cook his own meals, mend
his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

He keeps his canteens full. If you're thirsty, He will share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food, and even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

He has learned to use his hands like weapons
and weapons like they were his hands.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.
He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.

He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate
through his body while at rigid attention, while
tempering the desire to 'square-away ' those
around him who haven't bothered to stand,
remove their hat, or even stop talking.

In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from
home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-
grandfather, he is paying the price for our

Beardless or not, he is not a boy.
He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration.

And now we even have women over there in danger, doing their part.

As you go to bed tonight, remember this image.
A short lull, a little shade and a picture of
loved ones in their helmets.

Prayer wheel for our military please don't break it.
Please send this on after a short prayer.

Prayer Wheel
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.*

When you receive this, please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our ground troops in
Afghanistan, sailors on ships, and airmen
in the air, and for those in Iraq.

This can be very powerful
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coast guardsman, Marine,
or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
Pass it on to everyone and pray.

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