In this week’s Sunday Prayer, Tonia Gutting prays for more Jesus for the Mil Spouse. Couldn’t we all use a little more Jesus?

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More Jesus for the Mil Spouse

by Tonia Gutting


Give me

Give me

Give me


Oh, Lord God, stop me!

Forgive me.

Break me.

Mold me.

Silence me. 

Put me on my knees before you.

Show me your mercy again.

And give me the gift you want me to have.


Because you know what is best.

And you’ve already given the best: yourself, Lord Jesus.

So help me find a silent night, set me down in the manger, help me see God-with-me.

I want to adore you.


I want my faith to grow.

I want whatever it takes to come closer to you.

And I pray this for my sisters, too.

Through the loneliness, the separations, the deployments, the waiting for little ones, the toddlers and the teens, the jobs and no jobs, the illnesses and injuries, the failing parents, the launching young adults, the imperfect friends, the next move and the next…

Through it all, Lord, more of you.

I pray for…

I pray for rest for the weary new mother.

I pray for healing for the chronically ill sister.

I pray for encouragement for the hard-working friend.

I pray for wisdom for the leader.

I pray for courage for the female service member.

I pray for patience for the mother of teens.

I pray for endurance for the spouse of the deployed.

I pray for peace for the one in the stumbling marriage.

I pray for love for all of us.

All these things come from you.

So, I pray for more of you.


Lord reign over us, leaving no room for the spirit of suicide, depression, anxiety, loneliness. Help us to fight these with the unleashing of your Holy Spirit.


Thank you for this greatest gift. Thank you for this season to celebrate it. Thank you for giving us more every day. Amen.


“Because of the tender mercy of our God,

by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven

to shine on those living in darkness

and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the path of peace.” 

Luke 1:78-79

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