Concealed Carry Daily Prayer

More than two-thirds of Americans pray and a majority pray every day. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of Americans say they pray every day, 16% say they pray weekly, and 6% pray monthly: add them together for a total of 77% of USA citizens say they talk to God in prayer.

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And according to a LifeWay Research survey, most Americans who pray (83%) think at least some of their prayers are answered. Their topic of prayer focuses mainly on their family and friends (82%) or their own problems (74%).

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Depending on God for guidance and protection are common themes of everyday prayer. And since carrying a firearm for self-defense is such a high responsibility, it makes sense to turn to the highest power to request divine care in properly meeting that commitment.

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Here’s a prayer by SemperVerus you may want to say when you arise every morning:

Concealed Carry Daily Prayer

My Father in Heaven, your will be done.

I pray today that I will love you with all my passion, character, intellect, and muscle and that I will humbly love the people with whom I come in contact.

Help me to be a disciplined peacemaker—a wise discerner of good from evil—proactively alert and aware of my spiritual and physical surroundings.

I pray I will never be forced to use my weapon. But if I must as only the last resort in self-defense, make me courageously fast and accurate against the attack.

Amen.

(Concepts for this prayer are taken from Matt. 6:9-14, Mark 12:30-31; Heb. 12:14; Phil. 1:9-11; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; and 1 Cor. 16:13-14)


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SemperVerus and the Noble Foundation of Scouting

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The SemperVerus Brotherhood / Sisterhood rests on foundational personal virtues to which members commit themselves to practice with every decision they make every moment of every day in order to be the best and highest achieving person they can be (“Stay True”). It can be likened to the goals of Scouting.

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The international Boy Scout movement was founded in Great Britain in 1908 by cavalry officer Lieutenant General Robert S.S. Baden-Powell, who wrote the book, Scouting for Boys (1908). He succeeded in creating an organization that motivated boys to learn new skills and self-confidence in their journey toward responsible manhood. As they advanced in their education and practice, they were awarded badges of accomplishment to certify and celebrate their successes (much as the SemperVerus wristband signals the wearer’s personal commitment to daily live virtuously and “Stay True”).

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Even as adults, it’s worthwhile for us to review and remember Scouting’s noble objectives:

Scout Motto:  Be prepared.

Scout Slogan:  Do a good turn daily.

Scout Aims:  Life Skills, Character, Citizenship, Personal Fitness, Leadership.

Scout Oath:  On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law:  A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Mission:  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

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Checklist: Matters to Consider When Deciding on a Handgun

If you’re thinking about becoming a handgun owner, you may be wondering how to begin. Perhaps the thought of walking into a gun store makes you nervous. Or confused. The extreme variety of firearms from which to choose can be daunting and baffling.

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Click the image below to enlarge this PDF document created by SemperVerus to help you narrow the options to your specific situation. Download, print, and take it to your gun store to work through the choices with a knowledgeable and helpful firearms retailer.

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Checklist: Matters to Consider When Deciding on a Handgun

To help you compare how you handle different firearms, see this list of worthwhile items to evaluate compiled by TacticalProfessor Claude Werner for testing and deciding what gun is right for you. Also see his Pistol Evaluation checklist.

You may find A Glossary of Gun Terms by AmmoMan.com and Gun Glossary For Women Shooters by Carrie Lightfoot at The Well Armed Woman to be useful in your personal firearm education. Also see TheTruthAboutGuns.com for “Guns for Beginners” articles.

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