A New Year of Prayer and Great Rejoicing in the LORD our God

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We should continue to pray daily for our military families especially their children who need to be loved and protected each day. NAAV, Inc. Moments of Meditation, Scripture Readings, and Spiritual Wellness provides avenues of faith and hope to all military families who face spiritual or emotional challenges and empower them to seek a more spiritual life through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. NAAV, Inc. receives millions of visitors to its website monthly and calls from many who live alone or reside in a nursing home seeking emergency help and encouragement. NAAV, Inc. spiritual wellness resources help strengthen American veterans, service men and women via prayer, spiritual counseling and scripture Bible verses.

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In is hoped that the following Scripture verses will enrich your soul and spirit. It is our prayer that you and your family will have a joyous 2023. The mission of the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) is to help all military service men and women, veterans, and their caregivers and military family members achieve their maximum potential through prayer to our heavenly Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scripture Verses for Meditation

“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” (Psalm 4)


“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.” (Psalm 69:13)

“For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer.” (Psalm 102:16-17)

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)

“Confess your trespasses one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

“… rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer …” (Roman 12:12)

“When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple.” (Jonah 2:17)

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.” (James 5:13)

“Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you received them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:24)

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neighbor will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11: 25-26)

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving, meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.” (Colossians 4:2-4)

“I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.” (John 17:9)

“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
(1 Corinthians 13:2)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says, the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. And you will seek Me and fine Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29: 11, 13)

“The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29)

“You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows.” (Job 22:27)

“But certainly, God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.” (Psalm 66:19)

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; or His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-2)

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-26)

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Roman 10:9-10)

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)

“Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Revelation 22:20-21)

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for salvation, forgiving my sins, and for abundant life that can be mine through faith in Jesus Christ. LORD, thank You for Your indescribable love and suffering on Calvary cross for my sanctification, justification, glorification. LORD, please guide me each day according to Your will, and help me to share the gospel news about Your Plan of Salvation. Give me courage, wisdom, and guidance, LORD, to the promises that You have provided to all those who trust in You. LORD, please show me Your plan for my life today and forever. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Constance A. Burns
NAAV Volunteer Spiritual Wellness Contributor; email: cburns@naavets.org.


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