SWLA Adopt-a-Cop – Shield a First-Responder with Prayer
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
No matter what we think about law enforcement in general and officers in particular, I think we would all agree it’s not an easy job. Split-second life and death decisions. Officers have the responsibility to serve and protect all citizens. They do this while dealing with those bent on breaking the law without regard for the lives or safety of others. Citizens want their property and families protected by “perfect” officers who never make mistakes and always know who is “innocent” and telling the truth. Unfortunately, since we are human beings, no such person exists. They could use our help. Adopt-a-Cop is a good place to start. So how do you get involved?
The goal of Adopt-A-Cop is to assign law enforcement officers to a family, group, or individual who will pray daily for them and send a note of encouragement, support and a thank you for their service to the community.
Imagine the powerful difference you can make in the lives of those who put their lives on the line for us everyday! While a bulletproof vest gives a level of protection for our law enforcement officers, an even greater blessing and shield of protection can be found in the power of a faithful, praying believer or group of prayer warriors.
Besides the obviously high physical risk in their profession, officers also have a risk of becoming cynical, feeling hopeless, having relationship problems, succumbing to alcohol abuse and even becoming suicidal. The divorce and suicide rates among those in law enforcement are well above the national average.
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NLT
SWLA Adopt-A-Cop Chapter will assign every individual officer who signs up to a person or family who will pray for them on a daily basis and send an occasional note offering encouragement, prayer support and gratitude for the service they provide. Please consider making a difference and sign up today.Sign up to pray for an officer
Are You in Law Enforcement?
As a bulletproof vest offers you a level of physical protection and safety, the SWLA Adopt-A-Cop Chapter wants to offer you the protection provided by someone praying for you and/or your family every day. If you would like to have an Adopt-A-Cop prayer partner, please click the button below and sign up. Your information is safe with us and only your name (or badge number if you prefer) and agency address will be shared with your prayer partner.Sign up to receive a prayer partner
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