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TROOP PRAYER THREAD 11: The Holiday Vigil

Posted on 11/27/2004 2:21:03 PM PST by TEXOKIE

Here's wishing all Prayer Warriors and our beloved troops and all standing with them a belated yet very sincere Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I'm echoing many when I say we have so very much to be thankful for. High on my list are our magnificent countrymen who stood in lines throughout the nation and voted for the more difficult and rewarding path of Liberation and Morality. High on my list are the precious young men and women who have "placed themselves between their loved homes and the war's desolation" by serving in our armed forces and in our intelligence services and in the contract personnel capacities. High on my list are our allies from many nations who stand with us. High on my list are the Swift Boat Vets and all our veterans who have given their all for this nation in times past. Among them are so many of our own FReeper vets. You know who you are. Thanks. Highest on my list is the Heavenly Father we all share, for He heard our prayers and yearning thoughts in recent days, and He let His finger write in a way that continues our solid opportunities to work with Him to bring about more liberation, security, and freedom in this nation and world.

There are many challenges ahead. The amazing thing about success, is that it surely brings more to us to overcome. We have won a great Victory, but in order to seal that Victory, we must remain vigilant. The work has only begun. It is heartening, however, to know that there are so very many in this nation of like mind, and that we are no longer fully held sway by the Worm-Tongue lispings of the Main Stream Media.

The focus of this thread is all about supporting our troops and those who stand with them at home and abroad spiritually. We have stood together since the inception of the Iraqi invasion. We come together to place before our community the names of those serving, for whom we want prayers. We scan news articles and like to share them as our Prayer Warrior Field trips. Sometimes they are very serious, and sometimes they are funny, but by God's grace, they are always uplifting or a trumpet call for us to roll up our sleeves to work in our own prayer closets.

This particular thread starts during the Holiest of the seasons on the Judeo/Christian calendar. I invite and encourage all to take pauses during the hustle and bustle of shopping and parties and the great busy-ness of the season. Let those pauses, whether you are stuck in traffic, or waiting in line to pay for some holiday gifts, be dedicated to all our troops who are making the joyful madness of the season possible. While many of the prayers seen on this thread are of a decidedly Christian nature, we do state that we have great respect and reverance for our brothers and sisters of the Jewish faith and are welcome to post their devotions for our troops here if they so desire.

Many many deep felt thanks to all our prayer warriors everywhere, and may your vigil for our troops during this holiday season and on into the New Year of 2005 be very blessed.

As always, special thanks go to amom, who is our prayer list Keeper. The updated list can be found below. If you have corrections or wish to be placed on or off our ping list contact either TEXOKIE or amom. The ping list tends to be relatively low volume because of our understanding that the real heavy lifting is done in our own individual prayer closets and other worship activities. We use this thread as a place to gather and to communicate and support one another as we pursue our like-minded goals to hold vigil for our troops and those who stand with them, including their families.

We are grateful to God that for those who have been injured or taken back Home, He has dispatched angels to their care.

Dear Lord,
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
--As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?"

Taken from the book, "A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson about William Stephenson, the head of British intelligence services prior to and during WWII. He wrote this at the very beginnings of the Battle of Britain and shared it with Eleanor Roosevelt.

STAR SPANGELED BANNER

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'T is the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

FRANCES SCOTT KEY

AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AMERICA, WE LOVE YOU!
AND OUR LOVE IS GREAT ENOUGH TO HOLD YOU ETERNALLY VICTORIOUS IN THE LIGHT!


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Updated as of 28 November 2004

~amom-Jim Robinson founder of FreeRepublic Navy Vet, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club member, who allows us the use of this cyberspace, his charming wife Shelia, and sons Chris and John and their families.

~Chong-Commander-In-Chief, President Bush, and his family.

~amom- Our leaders, our fallen, our missing and the innocent.

~FrogMom- son-in-law SSG Mike in Baldad, Iraq, husband and father of two adorable children

~FrogMom-Joseph Hudson, and other POWs home safe, released from hospital at Ft Bragg on 23 April.

~EuroFrog-SSGMike ,currently in Balad, Iraq. We extend our prayer for safe return, 180 days are almost up! SSG Kris

~FrogFish-cousin SPC Chad of the 3rd Infantry in Kuwait.

~maranatha-son Mitchell, USAF air refueling wing in Oman

~SAMWolf-Freeper BKWells, and Freeper Radix’s son

~Tarheel-Capt. Eric US Army

~Tiki-Anton Peterson, Steve McKinley, Tim McKinley, Cory Simmons

~prairiebreeze-Marine Corpl. Nick, Navy seaman Brad

~LBGA- son Tyler, special ops, home safe, tired but in good health.

~HiJinx SPC Anna, BlackHawk Crew Chief has come home safe and sound and her husband is due home shortly, and PVT Tom B., cannon crewman. Tom is on his way over now after being here for the birth of his son.

~Mr. Silverback-Corpsman Michael USN discharged, Specialists John Colin Army near DMZ in Korea, Pudgeless and his unit the 333rd Mps of the Ill National Guard. County Board member Hadley returned to Freeport.

~JohnDoe#1-son Sergeant First Class Terry in Kuwait

~h8klintoon-Maj. William Glover, Sgt. Ellis Caudle

~fatima- Adam-spec ops, granddaughter Karen Army in Bagdad, Jim USN USS Constellation, freepers Daughter in law Patty Air Force.

~Shezza-darling husband Scott (Freeper Giles Corey) US Army

~amom-Defender2, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

~Lando Lincoln-Seth Crawford USAF

~68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub-the Men and Women at the Coos Bay Coast Guard Station. Along with active duty Coast Guard FReeper CWO Jackson. ~My back yard-brother’s youngest son Bryce Owen USNavy sailed right after Christmas

~RedWhiteBlue-nephew LCpl. Brian Kaul, USMC in Kuwait

~WLansberry-1st Lt. George Lansberry USAF

~doug from upland-PO2 Josh, USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

~OhioWfan- Son PFC Eric, Army Reserves, activated in Bagdad , son’s unit buddy, Sean. Eric has begun a Bible Study at the Palace Grounds in Baghdad, and has asked us for prayer for him, and for the study.

~Heylady-Son Lt. Gregory Worden, 1ST CAV

~amom-Freeper Mike, WUSAF, Air National Guard

~GatorGirl -Husband “LT Gator”- USNR, Brother in Law-Jason-USNR, Cousin Rich-USNR, Friend Tom-USNR, Friend Alex-USAFR

~amom-Major Sellers, USMC in the ME. Son Dillion and mom Betsy. 4 mo old. ...DADDY'S HOME!!! as of 5/24/03. Mom Sally and Dillon are doing fine.

~buffyt- Son in LawRobby Ellis Boswell USN

~WellsFargo94- CPT Bill, CPT Dan, MAJ John, CPT Tom, SGT Brian, CPT Dave, LTC Jim, Chaplain Dave, COL N, COL L, COL S, General Franks, LTC Pat, Dr. W

~GoRepGo-Husband Willie, Navy Corpsman, Ist MEU somewhere in the sandbox.

~amom-FReeper bkwells (Deployed on USS TARAWA (LHA-1)) from the Canteen.

~ProudArmyWife-Sgt. Roney 4th Infantry Divison (hubby)

~exhausted momma-Nephew, Matt Morgan, Navy

~Severa- husband (FR screen name Hostel), USN Submariner, brother Wes, USAF Little Rock AFB, friend Tosca, USN Corpsman, USNS Comfort, husband's cousin David, US Army, Fort Gordon, GA ~ stand4something- husband Mike AND son Scott, (both Air National Guard) deployed to the Mid-East) ~ JulieRNR21- a friend's grandson, Wesley in the USAF ~ LKR59-Timmy (Army) in Kuwait, John (Army) in Afghanistan, and Karen (Army) in Saudi Arabia

~Joy Angela-cousin Steve Jr. early 20s with a 6 year old son

~FReeper Proud Legions

~FReeper Hostel, USN Active Duty Submariner

~ OhioWfan -son Eric ~ mystery-ak -husband Mike and their son Jonathan both deployed ~ Gogranny - grandson ~ Inspectorette -son Eric ~ Slip18- nephew is aboard ship - active duty USN ~ anniegetyourgun - nephew Josh ~ Himyar - son Robert ~ homeschool mama- nephew Michael is in the Navy ~ CyberAnt- nephew Jody ~ milagro- son is deployed in the Mid-East ~ BlessedAmerican- nephew David Marine returned to San Diego 7 May 03. ~ Jewels1091 -friends of daughter, Ross (101st airborne), deployed to Mid-East, Chris (Navy) heading for Mid-East, cousin, Phil, serving in the US Navy

~ TruthNtegrity - lurker friend Pat’s nephew Ben (Marines) Kuwait and his mother Tracy. ~ TruthNtegrity- younger brother, John (Navy), has been deployed, and his family.

~TruthNtegrity-, US Navy - my cousin's son, pilot LTC Andrew deployed, Marine Keith.

UPDATE-Marine Keith. Still in Iraq. His son was hospitalized with a serious leg infection 2 weeks ago, and 10-days in a hospital for an active 8-yr old is tough. He is now recuperating quickly. Pray for his Mom, who is now MOM-DAD to their 3 children, the youngest 16 months. ~ Hoosiermama- Brad who has been deployed, His brother Jeff who has just enlisted. Shanty & Josh (husband & wife just deployed separately), Bill and Bill (both military academy grads), (when you teach, they're all your kids) Brad from Maigrey, Sgt. C. Cole

~notpoliticallycorewrecked- husband soon to be deployed

~notpoliticallycorewrecked- military email buddies ~ Wneighbor -son-in-law Thomas deployed, and his pregnant wife and mother of 3. ~ zlala -brother is deploying to the Mid-East ~ tamikamaria- cousin Annette (Navy) stationed on an aircraft carrier, …best friend’s brother is in the Army, sister is in the Navy ~ Radix -son is HOME!! WELCOME HOME!!! ~ Pippin - niece in the Air Force, nephew in the Army stationed in the Far East ~ WomanofStandard -a dear friend has three sons in the military …..Dustin (Army) - Mid-East-Troy (Air Force) – Italy, Tyler (Army) – just returned from Afghanistan and currently at Ft. Bragg, NC ~ baseball mom - friend’s nephew, Thomas (Navy), just deployed ~ a special Freeper -brother is an Army Chaplain ~ hoosier_RW_conspirator -friend’s son Danny (Army), just deployed ~ ivoteright - hubby (Air Force) has been deployed, he is also b-i-l to I’m ALL Right! ~ kemathen7 -boyfriend, John (AirForce) ~ GretchenEE -son of dear friends, Silas (Army), deployed to Mid-East

~bentfeather- Long Cut, Ms Cut, Mini Cut ~Warriormom -Three CIA agents whose plane crashed and may have been kidnapped in Colombia, dear friend Greg, deployed to Mid-East ~ Freeper Per-Ling active duty in the Navy has a wife and 2-year-old ~ leenie312 son Nicholas is in the Marines ~ rentense-friend's brother, Brian Z. ~ AF_Blue -active-duty AF, and family

~southern grit- coworker and dear friend SFC Sarah Augustine Kuwait

~Antijen-Jason Bontrager USN, Justin Lapp USN, Jack Snowden USN

~Antijen- friend Mark

~Jim O-L Cpl Travis Groce & Wife L Cpl Brandy Groce in Kuwait

~Snippy_about_it- Brian Wells (bkwells)and crew deployed on USS Tarawa, also his family back here at home, FReeper KKING (Tim is a contractor working in Kuwait in support our troops) , 2LT Radix Jr, Army-deployed (son of Freeper Radix), Freeper M1911A1 MSgt of Marines and his wife,freeper M0sby, Freeper Mojo2001's husband Navy-deployed, SPCKarl Gray Army-deployed(son of freeper beallyoucanbe)

~Blue Scourge- Sgt. Daniel Mayzik 3rd Armor Div.

~seams2me-Cody Buhler USN, David Blassingame USMC, Trey US Army, Darby Bishop US Army

68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub-Long Cut (USN) and Mrs. Cut, SK1 Thurman (USN) and her sister Trish (USMC)

~Maigrey-cousin C.C.

~Condi2008- Friend J.D.

~tamikamaria- cousin Annette, best friend’s brother and sister

~lizbet-cousin’s son Marc

~jtill- friend P.A. and family

~steams tome-adopted servicemen Trey, David, Cody and Darby and their families.

~CENTVRIO EQVITVM and his loved ones

~Reagan’s Mom’s brother -in-law Dave

~Judith Anne’s friend Deana’s son

~Judith Anne’s daughter-in-law’s two brothers

~AFPhys

~AFPhys’ friend C.M.

~olliemb’s two young patients now serving

~Patsor Mike’s brother Tom and friend Kevin

~Char and Dale’s son Dean came home from Iraq at the end of April! He's fine

~Cindy’s stepson Adam

~Jim and Terri’s son Matt

~Joy’s son Michael

~Kay and Don’s son-in-law Stephan

~Jan’s nephew Michael

~patriciaruth’s cousin Ed

~Marvin and Carolyn’s sons Alan and Andrew

~TigerCap’s coworker Kevin

~JimRob-Two Nephews

~MozartLover-nephew

~G’nad-active duty

~Trish-active duty

~deadhead-cousin

~Armymarinemom-three sons

~WaterDragon-Son-in-law, grandson

~Maigrey-cousin

~ladtx-two sons

~Mama_Bear-nephew

~SKI Thurman-active duty

~David Osborne-active duty

~Boxerblues’-two sons and SGT Erik with the 101st somewhere in the desert. ~the piper-son

~sheeza-husband. Mr. shezza and his unit are coming back from Iraq! They're leaving from Kuwait on Thursday 18 SEP and will arrive in Baltimore (or maybe New Jersey, depending on Isabel) on Saturday morning.

~Diver Dave-niece

~weldgophardline-brother-in-law

~Future Snake Eater-cousin

~Warrior Nurse-active duty

~SpookBrat-nephew

~Consort-2 daughters

~big easy-a friend whose husband is a major(air ranger, delta force) would like our prayers.

~amom-FReeper fc2tomschermuly who says " God willing, we'll all come home safe and sound."

~ladyinred-Eric Ludwick and Scott Ludwick brothers and both deployed. Sons of a lifelong friend. They have a sister, Pamela who is also enlisted Army recently.

~bell-Sgt. Jason Beach, Joshua George USMC , Daniel Bristow USMC

~maranatha-General Franks and Don Rumsfeld,

~NRA2BFree-Major Peter Horn US Special Forces, LCPL Jonathan Marquez USMC, CPL Antonio Martin USMC

~GilesB-namesake Pfc Gyles, stationed in South Korea,

~armymarinemom-Spc. Brad-Army in Kuwait and active duty. Pfc Stuart-Army and Sgt. Graham-USMC.

~BeforeISleep-my son-Marines

~.30Carbine-Jim Ferry, Vermont Army National Guard, Chemical Weapons Defense Specialits/Trainer and his wife and 2 small children.

~AppyPappy-two adopted Marines from the next county who are in Kuwait.

~Lando Lincoln-remembering the gallant UK and Aussie troops who are at our side.

~condi2008-our friends, Jimmy, Brian, Jon, Dustin and their families. ~Chong-Chris Kollhoff, nephew-to-be who is shipping out tonight for Iraq.

~Textide- Please pray for Wes, my cousin, a Marine Captain now home from Kuwait.

~TEXOKIE- Niece, active army nurse still stateside. Niece's hubby, army, deployed to Afghanistan (returned home), Niece's brother-in-law, active army, deployment status unknown at this time

~Dubya-Royal Marine commandos

~twstearman-80+ crew of this itty, bitty ship I'm on. USS Devastator (MCM 6) home ported in Texas, is a mine countermeasures ship (i.e., mine sweeper), been deployed since early January, and we have no idea when we're going home. We all know now it's time to go to work.

~Dutchgirl - Norman Hamm USAFR and his mom and family. Hamms are old AF brat buddies, all grown up.

~BeAllYouCanBe-My son Karl, a National Guard infantryman and part of 293 Infantry Regiment. He is 26 has a wife and 18 month old daughter and lived in San Jose CA before last November when he was called up.

~Peach-my stepson - Steven Seaha, Master Sgt., Air National Guard, Jordan.

~Jaded- Matthew K. in the Navy

~Wild Irish Rogue- my brother,John-Special Forces, Airborne-deployed Mid East.

~Southflanknorthpawsis- my son-in-law, USMC Staff Sergeant, Dan; currrently in Kuwait.

~OhioWfan-Aaron, son of one of my students who is a Marine and has been stationed on the Iraqi border. Andy, the boyfriend of another of my students, involved in Psy Ops.

~weldgophardline-Merle ,in the Air Force Brother in law of weldgophardline. All the troops.

~NYCop-SSgt. Rojas, currently deployed in Kuwait and awaiting Iraqi POW's, he’s a co-worker and friend

~Kinetickitty-Master Seargent Jenkins, SSG John Burton , SPC Paul Dobiesz , SGT Freeman, SFC Lewis, LT Nelson, LT Ortez, SGT Call, SGT Rogers, PVT Potao, SPC Morgan, PVT Surface, Master Seargent Wiley, Lt Col. McNeely, CPT Love, CPT Vaught, SSG Fortney. Most of these soldiers are in various Units with the 4th Infantry Division these are friends of mine and my husband mostly from the Ft. Hood area.

~HiJinx-those who have chosen to take up arms against tyranny, keep them safe, help them to accomplish their objectives, bring them home to their loved ones

~NotJustAnotherPrettyFace-my nephew - paratrooper with the US Army

~glory-nephew Adam, is working patriot missiles in the Army. Hubby's best buddy, Eric, who is in a refueling unit for the Air Force.

~DAVEY CROCKETT-Steve Countryman US Airforce, Josh Ray US Marines, Brad Newman US Navy, Tex (my son buddy) US Navy

~baseballmom - asking for prayers for freeper Mystix, USMC

~Mrs.Liberty-nephew Sgt Charles Mapa, Jr. USAF C17-Crew chief. ~2ndIDVet- J.B. and B.G.

~jwalsh07-1st LT Brian Helsin Iraq, Ist LT Alex D’Amico Marines

~free kitty-close friend Barbara who just went in the Army.

~The Right Stuff- my penpal, Sadie from the USS Boxer.

~sakka- email friend, Rick, Navy USS Constellation and all the others on his ship.

~baseballmom-my brother’s brother-in-law, Chris, USAF, Blackhawk Pilot-Iraq. "Lord, guard and guide the ones who fly,..."

~mountaineer-a friend’s sone, Sgt Andrew J with the 101st Airborne in Iraq, and another friend’s son, Stephen M with the USAF somewhere in the Kuwait area.

~UncleHambone-Jeff M and Steven L of the 3rd Marines.

~Valin-waitress at my favorite greasy spoon’s nephew is over there. Marine Cpl Mark Arnold .

~amom- co worker’s boyfriend Cpl Pablo Gabriel Alarcon USMC Kuwait

~snickers via homeschool mama- Alexis Lankford, HHC 1-63 Armor 173rd Ariborne Brigade, older daughter in Kuwait Heather (Lankford) Ballone 124th Transportation Co, my son Clayton Lankford 2-118th Infantry.

~pollywog- grand-nephew SPC Jonathan Cook from Eagle Idaho in Kuwait (probably in Iraq by now). He will be 21 on April 7th.

~TEXOKIE-SGT Elsa, USA, was on the front lines in Iraq receiving prisoners of war as they surrender now back home as of Aug 28; her brother CPT Mark, USA, at FT Benning, GA; her boyfriend, CPT Nat, USA, 1st Cav at Ft. Hood, TX and her cousin SP Miranda waiting for deployment at Ft. Sill, OK.

~SAMWolf- Karl, BeAllYouCanBe’s son, entered Iraq on Tuesday (25 Mar 03) Infantryman National Guard in support of the 101ST Airborne Division.

~Xenalyte-Daniel Osborne, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1-43rd out of Ft. Riley, Kansas friend of a friend. Danny Oz, special ops, son of a friend and colleague.

~judicial meanz- the men and women of the 29th ID, and the Virginia Guard all over the world.

~dandelion-PFC Valentine Leyva, 3rd Battalion, 1st Division in the Marines. He is a friend of my daughter. And her daughter (OK, Airman) stateside.

~Smocker-my TWO brothers now both safely stateside.

~repubmom-Wendy’s son Chris, a marine on the front lines. A prayer for Wendy too who is home with two daughters and shouldering this by herself.

~TEXOKIE-Matt S. Army

~Hamilton2-Jeffrey Ron Davis and his wife Megan

~Dubya -Mary and Freddy Medellin parents of Cpl. Jesus Martin "Marty" Antonio Medellin Fort Worth's first casualty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

~beachn4fun-CW2 Dan Alexander stationed in Kuwait and PFC.Kenneth Lewis Marshall USMC

~Phyllis-my “adopted” soldier PFC Edward, Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Army.

~HiJinx-txradioguy along with his 4 kids.

~LetMyPeopleGo-brother, SSG Michael (Dom), over there in the Army. He has a wife and a son.

~Mosby-husband, MSgt. Daniel Edwards USMC

~boxerblues-son who has been injured in Iraq.

~RobbyS-Son Joel is 2nd Lieutenant with the 2nd ACR in Baghdad. ~StarCMC - brother and fellow FReeper, kjfine, to your list. Capt. and commander of the 969th MCT in Iraq traveling his normal location 9-11, thru 9-16. Prayers for his safety in travel and for his safe return to his normal location, and eventually, HOME. KJFine returned safely to his normal location -- no incidents whatsoever!

~TexKat-son SGT. K. Smith in Kuwait

~SnarlinCubBear - Jason U U.S. Army - mechanic, on the Blackhawk helicopters & SnarlinCubBear’s penpal.

~manna- Jay, who is in Bagdad with the Army, husband of someone manna knows.

~RagtimeCowgirl-Gen(s). Myers, Pace, Abizaid, Sanchez - Amb. Bremer, the Iraqi Council members and a couple of 'reporters' in Iraq: SSG. Washington in Tallil - heading up convoys, and "Chief Wiggles" in Baghdad interrogating those who know info that could save lives.

~Explorer89- brother, John, who will is leaving this week to escort convoys along "Ambush Alley"

~DAVEY CROCKETT- Brandon McFadden US Army Military Police 210th.

~fatima- Karen, Jim and David and for those who have gone to God,eternal rest. ~RagtimeCowgirl- CheneyChick who's working with the troops she respects re. recruitment and retention - and will be heading to Iraq in the future. Also

Also, Scott ("war daddy") S., a hero who's returning to Iraq soon as a civilian security consultant.

~Mr.Silverback- John Buford retired Army Lt. Colonel currently away from home training soldiers in peacekeeping and community relations; he has a wealth of knowledge on these matters from Bosnia and Kosovo tours. Also an outstanding community leader.

~Mr. Silverback-PFC David Modes II of Apple Canyon Lake, IL. recuperating at Landstuhl. Adam L. Thomas, 21 of Burbank, IL and Chad Fuller, 23 of Potsdam, NY. KIA, their families. SSgt Richard Gordon, who has just received orders for a 15 month tour in Korea. ~Ragtime Cowgirl-Charles - Freeper boomop1 (21 years AF) - and for his son Michael in Iraq w/ the AR 3rd. BDF

~VHAW-co-worker and friend Mike Brooks, a C-12 pilot going “over there”.

~Tiki-Cathy Mitchell’s husband Tony, Air Force Commander in Afghanistan. Also friend Leota's nephew in Baghdad and a grand nephew who just completed basic training in the Marines.

~Kellie-husband, Phillip Bell Army reservist from 795th Postal from Bethany, MO serving in Balad, Iraq.

~Dlfromthedesert-A Tucson soldier,Sgt. Sean Cataudella killed in Baghdad on Saturday. August 30. He left behind a wife and 3 small children, including an infant he had never seen. His father, Sal Cataudella, is taking the loss of his only son very hard.

~Ragtime Cowgirl, Texokie and amom- “anonymous FReeper FRiend." going into harm's way.

~HighRoadtoChina- nephew Paul Robert Bennett, lance corporal, USMC, in Kuwait now after serving in Iraq.

~Ragtime Cowgirl- John F., Melbourne, Fla...Army, home from Iraq on break.

~Wneighbor- Jacob who is on his way to his own deployment and the new fast friend of Wneighbor’s daughter.

~My back yard- Wneighbor's son-in-law who remains in harm's way. Bless his wife and children and all his loved ones while they wait his return. We call forth blessing and protection for his child aborning in the womb during his deployment. Let this entire extended family be surrounded in your love and our prayers.

~bent feather-Pvt. Gabriel Munoz US Army 10th Mountain Division

~Ragtime Cowgirl-Our non-Freeper Veteran 'wardaddy Scott' arrived at the Baghdad Int'l Airport

~Explorer89-My brother is now in Kuwait, waiting to be sent home!! He was just made a captain

~Ragtime Cowgirl-Over 100,000 Americans working for private firms are now providing security, food service, mail delivery, business and reconstruction help

~Bosco-my cousin, Michael. He's been deployed somewhere this past week. Also pray for his wife, Michelle and their infant (2 mos) daughter, Alexis. Alexis appears to have some sort of genetic liver problem and the doctors are not sure exactly what it is yet. Alexis goes in this coming monday (11/10) for more testing. Ask God to give the doctors wisdom to discern what the problem is with the baby. Ask the Lord to give Michelle strength and faith to deal with her husband's deployment and the baby's health issue.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-doug from upland's co-worker, Nick, to the prayer list? He's a civilian head of a company that makes a lifesaving film to cover glass and prevent it from exploding outward - currently working in Iraq for the CPA, traveling "RPG alley".

~Ragtime Cowgirl-From our 'friend' in Iraq tonight:

One of our guys got blown up in a convoy today. He'll live but that won't make news because he's just a contractor...

Would you please say a prayer for his wounded co-worker, and for our friend tonight ~ for healing, and strength, comfort and clarity - and for protection.

Our 'friend' in Iraq is now making regular convoy trips to Baghdad and back, where ambushes occur too frequently, and solo gringo's grandson is traveling to Germany and then finally home for Christmas for R & R.

~Texokie-Cathy Mitchell ‘s husband,Tony, is an Air Force Commander in Afghanistan. He says "We need Christians to pray, pray, pray." Please pray for God's protection of our troops and HIS wisdom for their commanders.

~Anymarinmom-Armymarinmom prayer for her son who is going back to Iraq after an R&R.

~manna-Master Sgt. Kevin Morehead and his family

~Saundra Duffy-PFC Seth Grubb, 82nd Airborne, serving in Iraq. He's the soldier I picked to send a box a month to from the "Adopt-A-Unit" program.

~amom-fatima who’s Karen is there and for some reason is feeling it more, it is hard and I pray with and for all of us united for our loved ones.

~armymarinemom-We recieved no bad news from Brad regarding his travel back into Iraq. Praise God! I need to add both of his brothers to our daily list. Stuart is deployed in Afghanistan and the oldest of the three Graham has recieved orders for transfer to a unit that is going to Iraq next year. This is a big pill for Grahams family to swallow and his wife needs prayers to come to grips that his husband is leaving her and their son for a while. This was sudden and a surprise for the family.

~bentfeather-PFC Gabriel Mumoz 10th Mountain Division, Watertown, NY.

~Ragtime Cowgirl- archy who shares his military wisdom generously ~ to the young (and not so young) ~ instructs recruits, works on ways to save the lives of our troops.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-The Stryker Brigade and their civilian helpers heading into Iraq

~justshutupandtakeit- my older son. He will be heading for boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Monday after finishing his undergrad work in college. Arlen will be entering the Nuclear Engineering field in the Navy and will have specialized training down in Charleston, SC.

~ bentfeather-May we also remember PFC Gabriel Mumoz 10th Mountain Division, Watertown, NY.

~GatorGirl- Another friend, Tom,with the Army National Guard and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

~RagtimeCowgirl- the beloved son of Freeper Debi, Sgt. Emerson Brand, serving with the 4th ID, in Samarra.

~Alamo-Girl- great-nephew Bill in Iraq. His cousin, Katey, is also on her way there and her dad, Kenneth, is already there.

~RagtimeCowgirl-newlywed Cheney Chick as she travels to CA today for additional training before heading to the ME after New Years.

~ASHA-I have a son that returned safely from Iraq, but I continue to pray for the ones still there ~TruthNtegrity - lurker friend Pat’s nephew Ben (Marines) Kuwait and his mother Tracy. Ben has been home since mid-October, back at Camp LeJeune. He has been told he might be shipped back in June 2004 - part of the sending in more ground troops. ~ TruthNtegrity- younger brother, John (Navy), has been deployed, and his family. John has returned home and retired from the Navy in a marvelous ceremony in Dam Neck, VA on Oct. 3. Please pray for post-retirement employment. ~TruthNtegrity-Ensign Andy, US Navy - my cousin's son,

~mystery-ak and TruthNtegrity- for Sgt. Santos in Walter Reed hospital, recovering from wounds suffered when his Chinook was shot down by a SAM on Nov. 2. Also pray for complete healing so he passes his fitness quals. He wants to remain in the Army and return to Iraq.

~stand waite-MAJ Frank March,USAJAGC headed to Bagdadh on 01/02/04. I may be following him soon-they tell me my name is on the "recall list" of old retired/tired green machine guys from the army.

~TXnMA-#2 "Son" (beloved family friend 'adopted' into the family), Sergeant Christopher ~ an 82nd Airborne NCO currently serving in Iraq ~ "in harm's way (for the third time) and really can use all the prayers we can muster up -- as can his wife...and his son"---a little explanation for '#2 Son's' "in harm's way (for the third time)".

In Desert Storm, Sgt Chris met the Republican Guard (a Land Rover full of officers who decided not to surender) "up close and personal". He and his 82nd ABN unit pushed into Iraq nearly to An Nasiriyah.

After 9-11, he and "his" 82nd ABN "boys" spent a year "chasing the Tali & Al Q" around Afghanistan.

Now (after only four months back home with his family) he's in combat again -- in Iraq.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-Sgt. Christopher's "adopted" brother (101st Airborne ~ retired after 20 years service) and sister (Captain in the Army Medical Service Corps), and parents (father AF Veteran)...still serving

~Ragtime Cowgirl-Extra prayers for the 82nd Airborne now in Iraq providing security for the troop rotation...chosen, again, because they are champions.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-xzins's son. Our Chaplain is 'giving up' his own warrior son who's heading to Iraq, after little notice to prepare friends and loved ones.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-tomakaze to the prayer list. He's a civilian contractor "shipping out" for Iraq tomorrow (1-30-2004)

Ragtime Cowgirl- Freeper Allegra, currently serving God, country and our troops as a volunteer civilian, in busy Balad, a favorite (and usually final) target of our enemies.

~amom- co-workers family- Samesha McNutt is currently stationed in Iraq. Kevin McNutt recently returned stateside after a long tour over in the ME. Both are U.S. Air Force lifers. Kevin has 26 years active so far.

~Ragtime Cowgirl- A Freeper is asking for prayers for his brother's unit... protection for our 4ID troops ~ traveling from Tikrit to Kuwait and finally home after over a year of awesome work in Iraq...including prayer for brother, Tom. ~McGavin999-soldiers of the 3rd ACR who will be on the last convoy out of Iraq (sometime in the next couple of days). And could you please add a special prayer for Chris (He's one of my favorites and he's going to be on the last truck of the last convoy out of Iraq)

~heylady-17000 from the 1st Cavalry at Ft Hood in Texas are being deployed to Iraq. My son (Gregory) left on Wednesday. Please remember all of them in your prayers.

~Texokie & Mudpuppy-Mudpuppy and hubby are working to train young marines. There are several in the B12 family who are actively serving. Their nephew is in Germany getting ready to go back to Iraq, Army PFC Matt B12. Mudpuppy's brother-in-law re-joined the National Guard and is now active Army, Sgt Doug B12. He's trying to go to Iraq. Mudpuppy's sister and her husband are active duty Air Force stationed in VA MSgt Karen Land MSgt Dan L. Mudpuppy's other sister is a police officer in Delaware and puts her life on the line every day, Officer Stefani C. The B-12s also have a dear friend who just shipped out to Kuwait and Iraq, Marine Cpl Matt H.

~marantha-AF son, Mitchell, returned last year from Oman. He married and is having his first baby this month. His little girl will be delivered by c-section on April 26 and he will leave the first part of June for Qatar.

~Happy2BeMe-Please add my son 1Lt Aaron Cater, 1st CAV, 39th BDE to your prayer/ping list.

~amom-JeeperFreeper's number one son, a Marine grunt, 0311(SAW gunner), with the Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 5th Marines, in Fallujah, Iraq.

~Ragtime Cowgirl-Major General James Mattis, the Commanding officer of the 1st MEF in Iraq

~notpoliticallycorewrecked-eagle scout and Marine, Cesear, injured in Iraq and is currently in Germany…lost a kidney…will be transported back to the US.

~patriciaruth- Michael the son of a woman who goes to my church has just been deployed to Iraq, and he needs prayers for his peace of mind.

~Texokie- were Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, 40, of Greensboro, N.C., and Pfc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio. Unaccounted for since April 9, both are assigned to the Army Reserve's 724th Transportation Company, based in Bartonville, Ill.

~MEG33-General Kimmett, who is looking either ill or exhausted.

~NEPA- nephew Bryan is with the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment which has been extended and entire family.

~Alamo-Girl - LtCol Sharon Jacko is currently in Iraq. (Sept 04)

~mariabush - LT, DAVID ON THE ENTERPRISE

~Ragtime Cowgirl - Chaplain (LTC) R J Gore Jr Group Chaplain 172d Corps Support Group Tough 'Ombres" Khe sahn aconda, Balad, Iraq "Between the paws of the true Aslan."

~ hergus – Jessica, 18 year old great niece who landed in Bahgdad 3 weeks ago, sharp shooter medal while in training, she is a convoy driver, url to her picture the day she shipped out http://hometown.aol.com/hergus/myhomepage/photo.html

~ ican’tbelieveit – Jordan, in Fallujah with the Marines, has been wounded and after a couple of surgeries for injury to his hands, forearms, feet and legs is on his way to a hospital in Germany.

~ TEXOKIE - UPDATE: Texokie's niece has fulfilled her service obligations and has retired her commission. Her husband will be leaving shortly for Iraq after having undergone training for his new rank as Captain in the 82nd Airborne.

~amom – Defender2 come home safe. We miss you and thank you for all you do for our freedom.

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MERCIFUL HEAVENLY FATHER,

We have just had our national day of Thanksgiving. We dedicate our prayers and the blessings of the day to you and to our vigil for the troops according to thy Will. Multiply all our devotions in such a way as to make the sum of our collective efforts greater than the sum of our individual efforts.

Father, we thank you for the recent election results. We thank you for the fact that elections have taken place in Afghanistan and shall shortly be taking place in Iraq. We are grateful for our beloved troops and those who stand with them at home and abroad. We are grateful for all our veterans who have served in the past. We give special rememberance and reverance as we place before you the ones whom you have called to your Heavenly Home early. Father, they have given all. They have laid down their lives for their brothers and we are told there is no greater gift. We are incapable of repaying the debt we have to them, but that makes the gratitude we feel in our hearts no less. Please surround each of these with special messages of our love and appreciation where ever they are in your Universe. Comfort and heal the loved ones they have left behind. We praise you for reading our hearts and granting so many blessings.

Father, we understand that there are so many challenges which are before us. We do not always know or understand what your divine Plan and Will might be, but we do pray that you will show us and guide us and our leaders. We ask that you will grant our re-elected President, George W Bush an extraordinary ability to hear your Word in his heart. Instruct him, and help him to hear and see clearly your Vision for this nation and what you would have him do in the time he has to lead us as President. Let this prayer also be extended to any and all of the people who hold public office. If they bow their heads in prayer, whether they are elected or appointed, and ask in even the briefest prayer or wish for guidance, grant them that extraordinary contact with your garment. Grant them selflessness, strength, courage, illumination, and wisdom. Protect all who decide to take difficult steps to fulfill the mandate and office you give them.

Father, in this hour, we pray for our beloved troops who are stoking the fires of the forge of Liberty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Protect and guide each one individually. We place before you our entire list above which we have been compiling and we petition you to enfold each and every person on that list. If there are other lists compiled elsewhere by prayer groups throughout the nation, we ask that they also be brought before you and ratified by our prayers as well.

Grant all who are in harm's way, all our troops, allies, support personnel, intelligence operatives, and Iraqis learning to protect their own country, special protection and mercy. We ask that you will weave over each of them a special garment composed of our prayers and your love. Place over that enfolding garment a golden chain mail armor of the most invulnerable substance of burnished Power. Let this indeed be the whole armor of God which we are all admonished in your Word to put on daily. Assign legions of angels to perform and assist in miracles of protection, wisdom, comfort, courage, healing, discipline, obedience, service, and mercy.

Grant those who are waiting and holding vigil a special ability to contact your Peace and Hope at all times of worry or stress. Grant them above all greater Faith and a real sure knowledge that you do indeed care about their loved ones and that you are mindful of their missions to serve and shall hold them to your heart in ALL circumstances. Grant all of our troops and those serving away from home sure knowledge and Peace that you have their families in your care as well.

We praise you and thank you for all the miracles and blessings which you have already granted. We praise and thank you for the amazing Victories which have recently been won. Father, we ask that those Victories be sealed and that those who would strip from a free people the gains which have been forged are now stripped of all ability to undo that which you have wrought and which has been ratified by your children with their free will votes and the blood of their soldiers.

Father, in the coming days of the Holy Season, we ask that you will help our people to hallow that holiness even in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Guide each of us daily as we seek to conduct ourselves as your hands and feet. Guide us and give us our daily marching orders. Help us to truly become greater instruments of thy true and abiding Peace.

In the anticipation of the great Communion with thy Spirit during this Season,

Amen

1 posted on 11/27/2004 2:21:03 PM PST by TEXOKIE
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To: .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; armymarinemom; ..

To view the previous prayer threads, use these links:

Troop Prayer Thread 10:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1101474/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 9:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1031704/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 8:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/994696/posts?page=451,50


Troop Prayer Thread 7:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/973786/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 6:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/917197/posts?page=301,50


Troop Prayer Thread 5:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/898097/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 4:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/879044/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 3:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/873600/posts?page=151,50


Troop Prayer Thread 2:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/870136/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 1:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/863153/posts


For those who wish to pay their respects and honor our Fallen Heroes, please visit this thread:

Names,Stories, and Pictures of Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872330/posts?q=1&&page=601


2 posted on 11/27/2004 2:25:25 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: SAMWolf

Hey there SamWolf! Calling now for you to help us with the Servicemen's prayers when you get a minute!

Thanks ever so!


3 posted on 11/27/2004 2:26:54 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: TEXOKIE

My prayers are with our troops every day.


4 posted on 11/27/2004 2:38:05 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: TEXOKIE; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; Katy Deacon; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; armyman; ...

TROOP PRAYER THREAD 11: The Holiday Vigil

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1289509/posts

To view the previous prayer threads, use these links:

Troop Prayer Thread 10:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1101474/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 9:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1031704/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 8:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/994696/posts?page=451,50


Troop Prayer Thread 7:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/973786/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 6:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/917197/posts?page=301,50


Troop Prayer Thread 5:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/898097/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 4:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/879044/posts


Troop Prayer Thread 3:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/873600/posts?page=151,50


Troop Prayer Thread 2:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/870136/posts

Troop Prayer Thread 1:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/863153/posts


For those who wish to pay their respects and honor our Fallen Heroes, please visit this thread:

Names,Stories, and Pictures of Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872330/posts?q=1&&page=601


5 posted on 11/27/2004 2:48:30 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our Military and our Allies Military.)
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To: AQGeiger; RaceBannon; .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; ...

PRAYER WARRIOR FIELD TRIPS!!!

1)ican'tbelieveit brought us this message at the end of Thread 10:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1287289/posts

"Prayers for those deploying, and in particular, AQGeiger, as she is going to need strength, not only for her husband, but for her schoolwork."

This has particular meaning for me, Texokie, in that my niece's husband will be among those leaving very shortly for Iraq with the 82nd.



2)Race Bannon has posted a very important article by Henry Lamb about the forces of the anti-war movement. I urge everyone to please go to this link and read the article. The anti-war folks are planning to pull some shenanigans during the January Inauguration and during the anniversary of the Iraq invasion in March. Please consider sending this article to your email lists and above all please put the information contained in the article on your personal prayer sheets!

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1289252/posts

Beloved Heavenly Father,

Some among us have received news that our loved ones in the 82nd Airborne are scheduled to shortly go to Iraq to protect the preparations for the upcoming elections. Father, we place these loved ones in your tender and capable care. Grant us who hold vigil the ability to be patient and strong. Help us to set aside any and all worry or stress so that we may be stable vessels for your use during our vigils. Help us to develop the art of praying constantly. Help us to become one-pointed in our service. Help us to move in our daily lives with a sense of Joy, for we claim this world in your Name! THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF!! Surround our loved ones with the Whole Armor of God, and place it upon our own bodies so that we may be among the legions who are working to clear the way for our troops at a non-physical level for the Victory.

We see, oh Father, the forces of darkness who use people in their ignorance or misplaced goodness to adopt the stance of the ones who cry "Peace! Peace! and there is no Peace." Father, we ask that in accordance thy Will, you will send your own Messiah into that entire situation to render Judgement. Strip from those who are the hate-mongers and the ones who wish to bring down the Light of America their ability to have a lasting effect on the outcome of the challenges facing our nation. Strip from them their ability to persuade, whether it be through their street theater, or editorial uses in our main stream media. We are grateful that they have the right to seek to win the hearts and minds of our people, but we are equally grateful that you seem to be granting us the greater ability to discriminate between the Truth and the Lie. Expose that Truth!! Expose that Lie! Let all see what IS the Truth in this entire situation concerning the steps needed in order to win the war against western civilization known as the War on Terror.

We thank you and praise you, our Father. Let all be done only according to thy own Will, Timing, and Plan.

amen


6 posted on 11/27/2004 2:58:25 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: lilylangtree

Thank you for your prayers, lily.


7 posted on 11/27/2004 3:02:07 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for reaching out to your ping list, Tonk! Many happy holidays....and many thanks for holding the flame so faithfully during the recent elections for our Swifties.


8 posted on 11/27/2004 3:04:59 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


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Praise GOD that...

LOVE is the Only Reality and...

GOD is LOVE


.


9 posted on 11/27/2004 3:20:10 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: TEXOKIE


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A Merry Christmas Salute 2-All who have Loved Ones fighting for our Freedom...

...Over There.

http://www.lzxray.com/Ronnie3.jpg
(Photo)

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10 posted on 11/27/2004 3:28:05 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: TEXOKIE

bump


11 posted on 11/27/2004 3:32:55 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

A vote for 'Sportsman of the Year'.

Vote for Pat Tillman here:

http://sisoy.secondthought.com/


12 posted on 11/27/2004 3:35:42 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Allah's real name is Lucifer...)
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To: .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; AQGeiger; ...

PRAYER WARRIOR FIELD TRIP!!

One of our own FReepers, blue scourge, is leaving for basic training. Hike on over here to give encouragement!


http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1285521/posts


Merciful Father,

We give thanks this day for the young people you have placed here in our nation, and who are responding to your Call to defend the Holy Cause of Freedom!

Place on the one known to us as Blue Scourge, your whole armor of burnished gold chain mail. Wrap him with one of our prayer blankets made from our prayers and your love. Guide him through training and assist him at all times during his period of service.

Father bless him and all his family and loved ones. We here at the cyber community of Free Republic hold him especially dear, for we have come to know him. We are so blessed to have this fine young man among us as well as all our FReepers and those known to FReepers who have chosen to serve in the armed forces or in other capacities which put them in harm's way.

Thank you again, Father, for guiding and guarding this young man and all his brothers and sisters under arms and their supporters.

Amen


13 posted on 11/27/2004 4:27:01 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: TEXOKIE

Bump!!


14 posted on 11/27/2004 4:31:54 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: TEXOKIE

bump!!


15 posted on 11/27/2004 4:32:23 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: TEXOKIE

Marine's Prayer


Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.

Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.


16 posted on 11/27/2004 4:33:08 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Contact with the Diety is serious business)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


17 posted on 11/27/2004 4:59:22 PM PST by JLO
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To: TEXOKIE

I pray that we will be thankful every day and not just on a holiday. God, thank you for our beloved America, for the brave soldiers who fight and give their lives so we might be free, for our President, who we pray will be strong and stay safe from harm. I pray that all Americans will come together to keep us free from forces that wish to harm us. In Christ's name--Amen

18 posted on 11/27/2004 5:09:23 PM PST by LUV W (WE DID NOT WAVER; WE DID NOT TIRE; WE DID NOT FALTER; AND WE DID NOT FAIL!! GWB ROCKS!!!!!!!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; PhilDragoo; Ragtime Cowgirl; Cindy; SusanTK; AdmSmith; Valin; ...

THE VIETNAM WAR VET

By Rita J. Lammers

Men and women died in honor
In a land so far away
How do we explain the conflict
To the children of today.

When they look at us with wonder
"Tell us did we win the war
All these lives are gone forever
What was all the fighting for."

Drop down on a knee and tell them
All the Vets of Vietnam
Fought this fight for others freedom
No regard for their own harm.

All the names upon this wall
These people did not die in vain
For freedom's price throughout the
world Is living on in each one's name.

Valiantly they fought the fight
In that place across the sea
Sacrificed their lives so bravely
Trying to make others free.

They did not question should I go
They served with willingness and grace
To try and bring a taste of freedom
To another land and place.

We know from all their sacrifice
It takes a special kind of heart
To fight and help their fellow man
To care that much and do their part.

And if you do not understand
The price we pay for freedom yet
You'll find the answer living still
Within a Vietnam War Vet.

God Bless Our Great Military

19 posted on 11/27/2004 5:12:14 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All
"Oh beautiful,for heroes proved,in liberating strife,who more than self, their country loved, and mercy more than life."

20 posted on 11/27/2004 5:21:13 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve to keep us free)
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To: Smartass

21 posted on 11/27/2004 5:23:17 PM PST by Lady Jag (All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power)
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To: TEXOKIE

Please add my son to your prayer list. L/Cpl.S. Barry Teeple, Iraq. Thank you.


22 posted on 11/27/2004 5:25:54 PM PST by katykelly
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To: Lady Jag


Thanks For The PING

23 posted on 11/27/2004 5:39:48 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: TEXOKIE; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Prayer of a Soldier in France

Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918)

MY shoulders ache beneath my pack
(Lie easier, Cross, upon His back).

I march with feet that burn and smart
(Tread, Holy Feet, upon my heart).

Men shout at me who may not speak
(They scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek).

I may not lift a hand to clear
My eyes of salty drops that sear.

(Then shall my fickle soul forget
Thy Agony of Bloody Sweat?)

My rifle hand is stiff and numb
(From Thy pierced palm red rivers come).

Lord, Thou didst suffer more for me
Than all the hosts of land and sea.

So let me render back again
This millionth of Thy gift. Amen.

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ALWAYS seems to fit.....

redrock

24 posted on 11/27/2004 7:17:20 PM PST by redrock (America lives!!!! (despite the liberals))
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

As our Holy season approaches, we renew our prayers for our troops and their families. We are thankful for all of our men and women in uniform and for their service to not only this great land, but in protecting freedom all over the world.

We are grateful for those who have served before them. For had it not been for them.... we would not be free today.

Liberty will always prevail. Freedom is the light of the world.

God bless them one and all... and the very best of this Holiday season to everyone.

Our love and thanks... and prayers always,

*TT*, Beth & Nana


25 posted on 11/27/2004 7:36:37 PM PST by Texas Termite (Thank God from Whom all blessings flow.)
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To: Texas Termite

AMEN


26 posted on 11/27/2004 7:53:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our Military and our Allies Military)
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To: Smartass
Thanks, Bud for the ping.

Between now and the first week in January will be the hardest on our troops. Pray for them if you get a chance.

There Are Good People Still In This Country

27 posted on 11/27/2004 8:17:21 PM PST by Happy2BMe (It's not quite time to rest - John Kerry is still out there (and so is Hillary))
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To: Smartass

Thanks for the tribute!


28 posted on 11/27/2004 9:12:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TEXOKIE

I join in prayer for our heroes and their loved ones!


29 posted on 11/27/2004 9:13:55 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TEXOKIE

TEXOKIE,Saw that and will pray,we are proud and love him much.


30 posted on 11/27/2004 9:55:20 PM PST by fatima (Pray for our troops.)
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To: Alamo-Girl; TEXOKIE

Praying for all listed and others.

My friend, Lt. Col. Sharon Jacko (Marines) is due home in January. I'd also like to pray for Major Joan Salinas in Irbil (a friend of Sharon's with whom I've been in touch).


31 posted on 11/27/2004 10:54:04 PM PST by valleygal
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To: katykelly

Barry has been added to the prayer list and I'll say one for you, mom, too.


32 posted on 11/27/2004 10:55:56 PM PST by amom
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To: valleygal

Thanks for the good news about Lt. Col Sharon Jacko, valleygirl and I've added Major Joan Salinas to the prayer list.


33 posted on 11/27/2004 11:01:33 PM PST by amom
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To: Smartass

bttt


34 posted on 11/28/2004 2:39:49 AM PST by lainde
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


35 posted on 11/28/2004 3:04:59 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: All
New links just added


36 posted on 11/28/2004 2:47:44 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: amom

Thanks amom. :)


37 posted on 11/28/2004 9:04:29 PM PST by valleygal
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To: valleygal

You bet'cha. :)


38 posted on 11/28/2004 10:06:30 PM PST by amom
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To: valleygal

I join in prayer for these heroes as well!


39 posted on 11/28/2004 10:26:54 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TEXOKIE; ostephani

ostephani welcome to our prayer thread.

Texokie: ostephan is being added to the list and prayers up for the son who leave next month for Iraq. Bless him for his work and keep him safe.


40 posted on 12/04/2004 10:21:30 AM PST by amom
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To: TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl

This recently from our Defender2

"...Please let All at Free Republic know I'm okay and did vote for the President and sent him three letters, two prior to the election and one congratulating him on his victory. I also sent him links informing him of the enemy within(DSAUSA, CPUSA, the Progressive Caucas, the Progressive Caucas list, a link which showed the previous administration weakening our air defenses and finally a link to kerry's 22 april 1971 testimony before the senate committeee on foreign relations that date. So He knows for sure now!!!!:-)... "


41 posted on 12/04/2004 3:26:38 PM PST by amom
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To: amom

Thanks for the information!


42 posted on 12/04/2004 9:20:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: redrock

wow, that brought tears to my eyes. Amen.


43 posted on 12/11/2004 9:27:34 PM PST by reaganaut (Red state girl in a Blue state world (Socialist Republic of California))
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To: TEXOKIE

Amen and Amen! Praying for all the troops.


44 posted on 12/11/2004 9:29:08 PM PST by reaganaut (Red state girl in a Blue state world (Socialist Republic of California))
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To: TEXOKIE
Update on Cpl. Casey Owens of Katy, Texas.

He got his legs Dec. 9th. He has big plans for the future

Casey Owens Update

May the Lord continue to strengthen this young man and his family. May the Lord continue to guide the hands of all of his doctors for his recovery and the other young men under their care.

Lord, we know that through all this You have a greater purpose. At times it doesn't seem obvious to us, but please continue to hold us close so that we may trust You and not try to fix things out of your time. Be with all the soldiers out on patrol, in danger and those back home who miss them. Please comfort them and the families they are separated from during this Christmas Season until the young men and women are returned to their homes. In Christ's name, Amen.

45 posted on 12/12/2004 9:30:05 PM PST by Jaded ((Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain))
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To: TEXOKIE; Prophet in the wilderness; All

Hello all!

I would like to take a moment to welcome 'Prophet in the wilderness' to FR!

Please add to your prayers, Prophet in the wilderness's nephew, he is a US MARINE, who is now stationed in FALLUJHA IRAQ.

Thank you and Amen.


46 posted on 12/18/2004 9:18:15 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia; .30Carbine; 2ndIDVet; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Alamo-Girl; amom; anniegetyourgun; ...

Thanks for the heads up Calpernia.

Welcome Profit in the wilderness. Your nephew has been added to the prayer list.

All y'all. Texokie wanted me to send her warm wishes and prayers along to each and every one of you. She wanted me to let you know that she's still 'out there', her computer has been down and she's not able to get online. She will be back as soon as she can get this sorted out.


47 posted on 12/19/2004 8:00:40 PM PST by amom
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To: amom

Thank You, amom!

Prayer Thread bump.


48 posted on 12/19/2004 8:03:11 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: amom
I just want to send everyone my gratitude and thanks for your prayers for my nephew, he needs it, and so does the other brave troops GOD BLESS THEM.
SEMPER FI
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
49 posted on 12/19/2004 8:03:49 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: amom

Thanks for the ping amom, too bad for TEXOKIE. I might be better off if mine crashed right now with all the preparations for Christmas, LOL.

The Troops are in my prayers each day.


50 posted on 12/19/2004 8:06:54 PM PST by potlatch (Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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