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Richard Ikena
Prayers for a Captain in the U.S. Army

Richard and Sarah are just beginning their lives together.

--UPDATE 9/15/2004--

When I started this prayer circle in March of 2003, Richard had just been deployed to Iraq at the start of the war, and Sarah was pregnant with their first child. Many of you added kind words and prayers to this prayer circle at that time.

Fortunately, Richard was able to join Sarah in Germany (where he's stationed) when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy in May of 2003.

As of September 2004, Richard is serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, and Sarah is living in Germany with their son.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Richard and his new family.

lovefrombrooklyn -3/26/2003
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3/27/2003 21:30

I pray that God will bring your husband back safe.

3/27/2003 23:13

I pray that Sarah will safely experience the miracle of birth and have a healthy baby. May baby enjoy this special time of Sarah's undivided love and enjoy every extra mommy-snuggle, and may Sarah be uplifted by the soft sweetness of her new little angel. I pray for Richard's safe and speedy return to his family.

3/28/2003 01:54

May God bless and protect Richard and bring him safely home to his wife and child. Dear God, cover him with Thy wings and keep him secure. Amen.

3/28/2003 09:14

Dear Lord, Please be with Richard and his family. Keep them all safe and in Your loving care until they are together once again. I ask in Jesus' name. Amen

3/28/2003 09:24

Dear Lord, we raise all our prayers and hopes to you, please send your protective angels to surround Richard and shield him from harm. Fill his spirit with your peace and clear his mind so that he may focus clearly on his tasks. Bring him home safely to his loving family and a Country that is so incredibily greatful for the sacrifice he has made and the gift of freedom he is giving to each one of us and our children. (Thank you!) We ask this in your son Jesus's name. Amen.

3/28/2003 13:12

Lord, hear our prayers.

3/28/2003 15:27

My heavenly gracious father, I ask in prayer for angels to protect Richard and his family in this time of need. May his family have faith and hope in our prayers to have Richard return safely along with my baby brother Armando and all women and men in the military. In Jesus Name, Amen.

3/28/2003 21:24

Dear Lord, Many are suffering the wrath of war. However, YOUR LOVE IS ABOVE ALL AND STRONGER THAN ANY FORCE. Please intervene for our good men and women. Allow their prompt return to their loved ones. Be their Shield to protect them, their eyes to guide them and their strength to survive. Lord, please care for their suffering families and friends. Give us unfaltering faith. AMEN

3/29/2003 10:27

May Richard feel protected and safe.
May his physical body provide him with strength, so that he may return smoothly with ease to his loving family and friends.

3/30/2003 16:39

Dear Lord please watch over Richard and send angels to guide and protect him. Give him the stregnth and courage he needs to survive this war. Comfort his family and friends through this hard time amen

3/31/2003 09:34

I pray that the Lord sends a guardian angel to watch over Richard to keep him safe. Richardl is hero. God bless you and your family.

4/7/2003 06:52

A Prayer for Richard,

4/7/2003 06:53

A prayer for Richard"Lord, You are my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer. God, You are my
strength, my offense and defense. I place my confidence and trust in
You. The name of the LORD is a strong tower. Those in right standing
with You run into Your name and find safety.

Jesus, You are my righteousness and You have been given a name above
every name and that at Your Name, Jesus, every knee should bow and
every tongue confess that You are Lord, to the glory of God the
Father. Jesus, I proclaim You Lord over my situation right now.

Jesus, in Your Word You said those who believe would cast out devils
in Your Name. It is written that because You are my Rock, one shall
chase a thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight. It is also
written that if two shall agree as touching anything that they shall
ask, then it would be done for them by me Father in heaven. In the
name of Jesus, deliver me from my enemies and defend me from those
who rise up against me.

Help me, O God of my salvation, for the glory of Your name. Deliver
me and purge away my sins, for Your Name's sake. Restore to me the
joy of Your salvation and sustain me with Your free spirit. I thank
You because whom the Son makes free is free indeed. In Jesus' Name I
pray, Amen."

4/14/2003 16:25

I pray that Richard will come home safely with his health and happiness intact. My God give Sarah the strength and guidance to get through this most difficult of times.

5/23/2003 18:23

On this birthday for two, I send my love and joy as the three of you are together at last! Your family will continue to be in my prayers...congratulations and welcome to life, Henry Augustus!

5/12/2004 12:24

Dear God I Pray That Richard Comes Home Soon & May God Give The Strength & Wisdom To Get Through This Most Difficult Times Dear God Bless Sarah To Have A Healthy Baby. Dear God Send Richard & His Fellow Soldiers Home Back Safe To Their Loved Ones. In Jesus Name We Pray Amen.

5/31/2006 19:00

Almighty and eternal God,
those who take refuge in you will be glad and forever will shout for joy.
Protect these soldiers as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm.
May the power of your love enable them to return home in safety, that with all who love them, they may ever praise you for your loving care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God bless Richard and family.

Sister Wanda
11/1/2008 19:25

God bless this family and keep in the deepest part of your heart. Encamp your angels around them. Make them a blessing everywhere they go. Sister Wanda


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