FOR SOLDIERS: PSALM 119
first major humanitarian effort got underway last week in southern
S. forces were swarmed by Iraqi townspeople desperate for both food and
soldiers continue to face an enemy that has no qualms about
surrender as a means of launching an ambush, using women and
as human shields, or hiding weapons in hospitals and primary schools.
forces must walk a difficult tightrope between humanitarian treatment
civilians and decisive action against brutal and deceptive tactics from
that considers compassion a weakness to be exploited.
US PRAY the words of Psalm 119:106-112, 116-118 for our troops and
have taken an oath and confirmed it, and I will follow your righteous laws.
have suffered much; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your word.
O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my
My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes
dashed. Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for
reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain."