With a volunteer military force, every member should be given praise for their choice to serve and for their sacrifice. These powerful prayers for soldiers in basic training will encourage you to keep their safety and success at the forefront of your mind.
Dear Lord, I thank You in advance for the strength that Your Word says that You give. Thank You for blessing me with peace even as I go to war. As I go through the basic training – that is not only physically draining but mentally and emotionally draining – fill me with overwhelming spiritual strength. Give me the strength to face each trial and test with an enduring heart, Amen.
Eternal God, when I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In You, whose word I praise – in You I trust, and I am not afraid. What can man do to me? What can training do to me? I declare that this training will work to grow me and help me flourish. I thank You for being my rock during this journey, thank You for being my strength when I have none. Father, I put my trust in You for You are with me, Amen.
God of Love, I thank You for who You are. These things You have spoken to me, so that in You I may have peace: “in the world, – in this period of basic training – I will have tribulation,” but I take courage for You have overcome the world. I take courage in this time of great challenge and uncertainty because You are with me. I stand on Your victory. I know that in my basic training, I will have my own, Amen.
Precious Father, Your word says that a soldier who is enlisted in war does not entangle himself/herself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he/she may please the one who enlisted them. Lord, You know the sacrifices required for me to do well on my basic training and although I aim to please those who have enlisted me, I pray that my ultimate aim is to please You. While they teach me to be honorable, let my honor and loyalty reside with You, Amen.
2 Timothy 2:4
Eternal Father, help me take up the full armor of You, so that I will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. I pray that I equip myself with Your armor, Your word and Your Spirit so that I can endure the daily race. Father, I pray that during my course of basic training, I will be made strong by the things that You have placed around me to shield me, Amen.
Holy Father, You are gracious and righteous; You are awesome and full of compassion. Thank You for protecting the unwary; thank You for saving me at my low points. This training has been intense emotionally, spiritually and physically but You see me and are compassionate. Your love has kept me and continues to surround me so that I will not be broken. I pray that Your peace continues to keep me, Amen.
God of Glory, You have commanded me to be strong and of good courage. Your word says that I mustn’t tremble or be dismayed, for You my God are with me wherever I go. During this period of intense basic training, You are with me. As I face each challenge, You are with me. I thank You because I am not alone. I glorify Your name because You go before me and You are the defender behind me, Amen.
Righteous God, therefore, since I have been justified by faith, I have peace with You through my Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also I have access by faith into this grace in which I stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of You. I pray that I also glorify You in tribulations (especially during my basic training), knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance. Character; and character, hope. I declare that this period of challenge on this course will result in a building up of my character and hope, Amen.
God of Power, You are my Fortress and my Savior. God, You are my rock, in whom I find protection. During this basic training, You have been my shield and the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Lord, You are my Refuge, the One who saves me from violence. I know that as I am being challenged and trained up in the way of a soldier, I can call upon You for You shall save me, Amen.
2 Samuel 22:2-4
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.