USA Today reports, “The Pentagon reported Friday that 265 active-duty servicemembers killed themselves last year, continuing a trend of unusually high suicide rates that have plagued the U.S. military for at least seven years.”
* Pray for soldiers struggling with post traumatic stress disorder to obtain emotional support from their families, friends, neighbors, churches and chaplains.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort depressed soldiers.
* Pray for military families grieving because a family member committed suicide.
* Pray for chaplains, counselors, military commanders and family members to have discernment in how to respond to a suicidal soldier.