Pray Police Officers Draw Strength from God’s Word

Bible Resource Center Supports Law Enforcement With Scriptural Truths

Long 12-hour shifts of crime-stopping, citizen-protecting, drug-busting, car-chasing—just another day in the life of a police officer. But as the brave men and women of our police force tackle the dangers most people run from, these stressful and often life-threatening encounters can take a huge toll on their overall well-being. The pressures of the job weigh heavily—both physically and mentally.

But God’s Word offers strength in time of need. Isaiah 41:10 tells us, “Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.”

To help support our police force with mighty messages of God’s truth, American Bible Society launched a Bible resource center called  Strength for the StreetIt includes engaging Bible-centered materials that can be watched or downloaded—including:

  • Audio and video testimonies from active duty officers
  • Badge of Honor—a 7-day Scripture Journey
  • A topical index of Scripture verses

Originally created in partnership with police chaplains for Philadelphia’s law enforcement, Strength for the Street has now reached police officers in 25 states! More than 5,000 Bibles have been distributed so far.

It’s no surprise that God’s Word is making a difference. One captain from the 5th District in Philadelphia said, “What you do is appreciated more than you can imagine. A lot of police have a hard time sharing their feelings, but it is people like you who help us all to realize we are all human and need God in our lives.”

Praise God that so many members of law enforcement are drawing strength from God’s Word. Let’s continue to pray that God will guide, strengthen, and comfort our police force.

Let’s Pray Together:

God, thank you for all the brave men and women who risk their lives each day to protect us. We pray that as police officers read your Word, you will remove burdens of loneliness and fear and replace them with peace and assurance. Give them the daily strength they need to do their job in a way that honors you. Please keep them safe from harm. Thank you, Jesus.

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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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