Being a chaplain is a difficult life. Some times I think it is nearly impossible, from what I can observe. They must deal with the political situations, the changing cultural environment, and the sheer necessity of caring for the spiritual needs of an entire crew. It is not an easy task. For those who are true believers, and who are conservative in their theology, it is even more difficult.
Yet we know that the true necessity is that the Gospel message gets preached in season and out of season. It may be possible to witness in some ways by our actions only, but at some point, as the verse above suggests, we must use words. We must have good preaching chaplains in the military.
Which is why we start our day with praying for chaplains in the military. We pray for their spiritual growth (yes, they need it too), and their desire to reach the lost in the military with the Gospel. We pray for their boldness and their dedication to Christ. We pray that they will stay strong in the faith and in the Gospel message despite the growing opposition in the world.
You may pray however you see fit, but today I suggest praying like this:
Today I lift up the chaplains who minister to our service members. They have a difficult job of counseling and preaching and they cannot do anything without your strength. Please support their mission to provide spiritual health to their charges, and help them remain strong in the Gospel. I pray that they will preach the Gospel to service members so that they will understand who you are and what they need to do. I pray that they lead souls to you so that they can begin a long, healthy relationship with you.
In your son’s holy name,