Pray for First Responders

Dear Customers and Friends:

At Syfan Logistics, we show our appreciation each year to local first responders with outdoor cookouts for the Gainesville City Police and the Hall County Sheriff’s Department. It’s the least we can do for these men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.

God is the original First Responder, and I believe that our military, healthcare workers, EMTs, police and fire professionals are His angels on Earth. I am in awe of their unselfish dedication, especially during this pandemic.

Whenever you have the chance, personally thank these brave individuals. And please include them in your prayers – which is the theme of today’s Faith Over Fear message from the Preach It Teach It website.

Blessed to be a Blessing,

Greg Syfan,
President, Syfan Logistics

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.”
Psalm 23:4


Pray for First Responders

“God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of good against evil.”  – E.M. Bounds

God is our shield, but He has given us sentinels who safeguard our daily lives. Do you pray for them faithfully? Walk up to them on a street corner, in a restaurant, on a playground and say, “Thank you. I am praying for you today.”

First responders here at home are often underpaid and under-appreciated. Yet all of us feel safer because of them. They run to our sides when we frantically dial 911, they race to the scene of a bloody car crash, or patrol our neighborhoods so that our children can safely play.

In the Bible, King David was a warrior and a fighter who relied upon his mighty men to protect his people. The psalms are full of his prayers (including Psalm 23:4 below). Here are a few ways to bless and cover our first responders in prayer.

Pray for:

  • God’s power to strengthen them. Psalm 98:2
  • Wisdom and discernment as they face every crisis. Psalm 5:8
  • Vigilance as they keep watch. Psalm 130: 5-6
  • The families who wait for them and support them. Psalm 127:1
  • Faith in Christ to sustain them in the face of danger. Psalm 27:1