Answered Prayer: 200 Years of Bibles for America’s Heroes

Thank God that his Word has brought comfort and hope to men and women in our Armed Forces for two centuries

This month we observe Veterans Day, and we honor and celebrate those who have fought for America. To the brave men and women who have sacrificed for the common good of our nation, we say, “Thank you for your faithful service.”

Armed Forces have been protecting and defending America since the early days of our nation. And since 1817, American Bible Society has provided Bibles and Scripture resources to those who serve our country in uniform—including troops who fought in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Persian Gulf War. Over the past two centuries, American Bible Society has given active Service members, Veterans, and military families more than 60 million Bible resources.

We thank God for partners like you who have faithfully given and prayed to share the comfort and hope of God’s Word with America’s heroes.

Today, we partner with organizations like the Department of Veteran Affairs, United States Military Chaplains, Military Community Youth Ministries, and more. We provide Bible-based resources to help our military families navigate their faith as they serve our country. These include:

  • Military Bible Challenge, a website and app to encourage military communities to explore the Bible, join a discussion group, and share prayer requests.
  • Rezilient Life, a website designed to help military teens struggling with purpose, transition, and instability find comfort in God’s Word.
  • God Understands, an online Bible-reading series for Veterans struggling with feelings of anger, despair, hopelessness, guilt, and other spiritual injuries because of their service.
  • Journey of a Military Wife, an online devotional for military wives to encourage them through uncertain and lonely times.

We thank God for the men and women who are actively serving and who have served our nation, and we pray that his Word will continue bringing them peace and comfort.

Prayer of Thanks:

Father, thank you for providing American Bible Society with the resources needed to serve our nation’s Armed Forces with God’s Word for 200 years. We give thanks for every person who serves in our nation’s military and pray for the protection of all those currently deployed. Bring peace and comfort to their families during this time of separation. We also ask you to spiritually, physically, and emotionally heal Veterans. May your Word continue to bring the hope needed by our nation’s active duty Service members, Veterans, and their loved ones.

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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