As you observe Memorial Day today, start with a prayer for those who have given their lives in the Armed Forces as well as for the spouses and families left behind.
My heart goes out to marriages that are still recovering from the effects of both the absence of their spouse and events occurring during deployment. After extended separation, these couples need to find ways to knit their marriages back together. I ask that you pray for these marriages today, that the Lord will give them the grace, courage, and perseverance to stay by each other as assimilation back into everyday life occurs.
Make us know the shortness of our life that we may gain wisdom of heart. Relent, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Fill us at daybreak with your love, that all our days we may sing for joy. Make us glad as many days as you humbled us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. Show your deeds to your servants, your glory to their children. Ps 90 12-16
Lord God, it is by resting in you that we obtain the strength we need to do your will. Help us to rest, so that we may glorify you in all we do.
Peace, Joy, and Love,