By Chaplain Scott Faircloth

In Matthew 5:9 the Bible states “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Our job as law enforcement officers are to keep the peace, protect, and serve our communities.

In Joshua 1:9 the Bible states “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you whenever you go.” As law enforcement officers we are agents appointed by God to enforce the law.

In Romans 13:1 the Bible states “Let every person by subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” We are all held accountable for our actions as law enforcement officers.

In John 3:16 the Bible states “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” My prayer is that every law enforcement officer looks to our Lord and Savior for guidance in his/her life.

In John 15:13 the Bible states “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

My prayer for you today as a law enforcement officer “Dear Lord, I pray for every law enforcement officer called today that they serve and protect their communities. I know our job requires a lot from each of us every day but my prayer is we as law enforcement officers follow the facts we learn from our investigations and carry us in our investigations where those facts lead us. My prayer is for you to protect each of us every day as law enforcement officers from the evil that is brought into this world each day by the devil. Amen.”

May the Lord be with you.