Godspeed, ladies and gentlemen,
You are in our hearts, in our thoughts, and in our prayers.
The task before you is monumental, but who else would do it?
You, who have kept the torch, who understand that what we do in this life, echoes into eternity.
We pray the LORD GOD OF ALL CREATION will guide you and keep you,
We pray that HE will guide your hands to war,
We pray that HE will guide your legs swiftly to action, or safety, as HE sees fit and necessary;
We pray that HE sees fit that you succeed in this task allayed before you.
Recognizing there is a just GOD who presides over the destinies of nations,
GOD we humbly supplicate ourselves before you,
and beg and plead with all our might:
Please be with our nation.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, “Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these ‘kings'”. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.