A Prayer for Mercy

Have mercy on our troops, have mercy!
We look to you to protect them.
Hide them beneath the shadow of your wings
Until this violent war is past...
Fulfill your purpose for every serviceman and woman,
Send help from heaven to save them,
Send forth to them your unfailing love and faithfulness
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
May your glory shine over all the earth...
in the Middle East and throughout America,
May our hearts be confident and steadfast in you, O God;
So we can sing your praises.

—from Psalm 57:1-3, 5, 7, NLT