Almighty God, Faithful and True, you are the banner over us. You are Jehovah Nissi. We come in agreement before your throne with humble confidence, knowing you keep your promises. You never leave us or forsake us. I bring this request to your mercy seat for your favor and blessing. You are the author of salvation, Father. You go out for those who love and seek you. We pray your hedge of protection over the medical warriors, the first responders, the hospital staff, the military support teams, the pastors and the mission volunteers, who walk through the fiery doors into battle every day. We pray the blood of Jesus over them. May they but touch the hem of your robe that fills the temple as they work to exhaustion to help those suffering. May they feel the uplift of our prayers. Thank you for their training. Thank you for their courage. Thank you for their families. Thank you for those who pray on their behalf. Thank you that your Holy Spirit prays your will over them. Thank you that Jesus sits at your right hand to intercede for them. May we see you at work during this present darkness. May we tangibly feel your presence. Bring many sons and daughters to a more intimate relationship with Jesus through this. Turn these ashes into beauty. Be glorified in the outcome, Father. I lift all of these up in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!” (Psalm 20:5 ESV)