Blessing of Law Enforcement April 2016
You came down to serve, to protect, and to give your life to save another.
You served humanity, showing us love and sharing what we could be when shaped by that love.
You protected the weak, the abused, the outcasts, and those society have given up on – walking with the least and the worst.
You gave your live for the cause of those who didn’t deserve it, and we are eternally grateful for your gift.
Before us now are men and women who seek
to follow you
to serve and protect
and who daily place their lives in danger on behalf of our community.
Bless them, Savior.
Provide mercy and justice in each call they answer.
Protect them with the Armor of God in addition to body armor.
In those moments when quick decisions can change and save lives, Spirit, give that peace and practiced discernment of choosing right over wrong, love to conquer hate, and restrained force to rein in unrestrained behavior.
Lord, these men and women, especially today, endure such judgment and difficulty in completing the work set before them
give them patience, perseverance, and understanding
and let them know your presence in the patrol car, in the dispatch room, in the day and in the night. You are the Lord who said you would always be with us, to the end of the age, Jesus. Amen.