Praying for our Troops, by Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson

In honor and gratitude of our troops, Thomas (Tim) Mitchinson, a writer, who focuses on the relationship between thought, spirituality, health and trends in that field, explores this inspirational topic.  He shares his spiritual perspective along with a story of a war correspondent that exemplifies how prayer can be life changing.  Tim acknowledges how reaching out to God through prayer and expecting the unconditional protection of divine Love acts as an alterative to chaos and fear.  We can all do more by supporting our troops with our prayers and good thoughts-let’s get started!

Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember those who have served this country in the armed forces and those who are currently serving.  While many of us fly our flags and have tears in our eyes when soldiers come home to their families, have we considered the importance of praying for the safety of our troops each day?

Perhaps we don’t pray for our troops because we don’t think it will have much effect, but the Bible promises, “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much,” (James 5: 16), and there is ample proof that this is true.  There are so many accounts one can read of individuals who, in a time of great need, found God’s help right at hand.

For example, C.B. Morlock, a war correspondent during World War II, chronicled this amazing incident: “Sixty German aircraft strafed more than four hundred men who were pinned down on the sandy Dunkirk beaches without the benefit of any place to take cover.  Although the men were repeatedly attacked by machine guns and bombed by enemy aircraft, not one single man was hit.  Every man in that group left the beach without a scratch.”

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org