A shout out to all the veterans and a prayer for all active military families.
Ellen and my prayer for those presently serving:
Please help our military families realize how much they are appreciated! And even though their lives and military service present unique parenting issues, help them with providing godly wisdom to handle these challenges.
When the days are tough, I ask you to be their strength and comforter. And for those who are deployed, comfort them and their families. When the kids act out in need of their missing parent, give the remaining parent in the home strength and grace to reach out to their children in firm, grace -filled love during this time. And help them feel your love and presence as they are also missing their spouse just as much as the kids are missing their parent.
Help these precious families realize that our prayers are with them, and God give them a special grace and allow them to be wonderful parents, even with all the challenges.
May their family, friends and churches rise to the occasion and help support and serve these families who sacrifice so much for our freedom. May they receive special grace from others during this time in their lives.
Please Lord, bless them, bless them, bless them.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
May God’s grace and peace be with you,
Mark and Ellen Strohm