This is Advent, no matter where you are. For some of the Christian believers, it is holding a rifle, living in the dust, and being away from those they love most. The Chaplains, who serve those Christians, move along the lines beside them. My husband, who served as a Navy Chaplain in Desert Storm, and his dearest friends who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, know this loneliness. Today, Boyer Writes honors those who stand watch as the Marines laid 24, 000 wreaths on the graves of Arlington yesterday. God’s blessing to each of you.
PRAYER: “Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our Armed Forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be ; through Jesus Christ Our lord. Amen” (The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, p. 823)
My thanks to Margie who shared this special poem.
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