Prayer During Separation Due to Military Service
We were not made for separation
We have fallen so far in this world.
Yet You still reign in our brokenness
You still comfort in our loneliness
You still triumph in our tragedies
You alone can turn mourning into dancing
You alone can make our hardest times into our best times
You alone can redeem the time
Thank You, Lord!
We turn our eyes to You
We pin all of our hopes on You
You are the One who commands time
You are the One who can delay planes or speed ships
You are the One who can send storms or clear skies
You are the Almighty.
And so we pray confidently for our deploying warriors.
We pray for all who love them.
May the time of separation be a time of leaning–hard–into–You.
May the quiet nights be a time to pray as never before.
May the struggles with dishwashers and employers and sassy, hurting kids be a time to grow our faith in You.
May the helplessness be a place where we can fully know Your control.
Redeem this time Lord. Make it worth it as only You can do.
We pray for our vulnerable warriors Lord. Give them the emotional courage they need, and surround them with Your people. May suicide be thwarted in all of our ranks.