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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pray for Marriages (A Prayerful Salute)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

On this Memorial Day, my heart goes out to military marriages.   These marriages undergo a unique kind of stress; long periods of separation; handling life as a married person all alone; the fear of losing a loved one in battle; and if children are involved, periods of single parenthood.  In addition, their loneliness can lead to all kinds of temptations. 

I grieve for the military spouses whose deployed spouse never returns home.   We honor them today for the sacrifice they made on our behalf.

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13

Lord, we ask for your unfathomable mercy on all the Armed Forces that have gone into battle on our behalf, and have given the ultimate sacrifice.  May they be rewarded with everlasting life.  We pray also for the marriages and families left behind, fractured and devastated by their loss.  May your consoling peace lift them from their sorrow.  Finally, we ask for your amazing grace to be poured out upon all military marriages.  May your love uplift them, may hope in you sustain them, may your peace calm their fears, and may joy be their steadfast friend.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Send a prayerful salute!  Pass it on!