2020 Nigerian Armed Forces Day (Prayers)
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13|NLT2013-
The truth remains that Jesus Christ our Lord came to us as man and laid down His lie for our sake, He died that man no more may die, He died to raise the sons of earth, He died to give us second birth. This is how we know that God loves us.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day reminds us of our fathers, mothers, husband’s, wives, uncles, bothers, sisters and friends who out of love for their fathers land laid down their lives to defend and uphold it’s sovereignty. It is on this special occasion that I invite you to show love especially to the families of these fallen heroes and to lift up a heart of prayers for the unity and peace of Nigeria.
Almighty and everlasting God, thank you for the Nigerian Armed Forces, thank you for another remembrance Day, it is our desire this day that you bless them immeasurably, it is our desire that the Armed Forces will continue to stand firm in defending this land with sincerity and honesty.
Bless the chief of Defence Staff and all other officials of the forces with the wisdom from above and right judgement. Grant that those on the field will stand with endurance and fervency, protect them against the schemes of the evil ones, guild them from the trap of the enemies and shade them from falling victim of natural disasters.
We commend before you most Holy Lord the souls of the departed hero’s, some of them died without saying goodbye to their families, some died by mistake while some died while defending this land, it is our prayers that you grant their souls eternal rest to the glory of your name. We pray for their families, be their helper and their protector, cause love and joy to b their portion this day and beyond, bless their children and be father to them, all they will be needing to sustain life; your hands alone shall provide in Jesus Christ Name. Amen.
We pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria, Prince of Peace we ask that thy kingdom come on this land and your rule begin over us. Set your throne above us and quieten the enemies and the avengers. From the east west north and south, we declare Peace! The peace of God that passes human understand, may it reign in Nigeria. As for those who still wage wars with this country in one way or the other, we declare today that the judgement of God come upon them in Jesus name.
Nigeria is blessed! Our leaders are blessed! The Armed Forces are blessed! To the glory and honour of God the father we bless this day and we decree that Victory comes from God alone. The Lord of Host is with us, the God of Jecob is our Prayers refuge. Amen
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