Monday, August 10, 2009

Prayer of a parent for a departing soldier

Prayer of a Parent for a Departing Soldier

Prayer of a Parent for a Departing Soldier

Father all-powerful and ever-loving God,
from before we were born,
your love has nurtured and sustained us.
Hear my prayer for N., my son/daughter.
Keep him/her safe in time of battle
and faithful to you, day in and day out.
Bring him/her safely home to those who love him/her.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Prayers courtesy of:
Committee on the Liturgy
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194

One of my favorite pictures of Miguel Alexander from his sister's wedding - 3 summers ago.
Today Miguel leaves for Military Prep School in Columbus SC, then it's off to train as a Calvary Scout in Kentucky, then Air Borne Training in Georgia. His wife, Ashley, moved in with us this weekend. She is expecting their first child, Alexander Ryan, this coming fall. Last week she went into premature labour - leading us all to decide she needed to live with us for the next few months - until Miguel finishes his training. Please keep us all in your prayers as we adjust to this HUGE change in our lives. Especially keep Ashely and her unborn child in her prayers as she continues to need oral meds to keep her from labouring.

THANK YOU, as always for your prayers.



Diane said...

Prayers are being sent !

Great to hear the joyful news of another grandbaby on the way !

M. Alexander said...

How beautiful! The gift of new life... and the sacrifice of your son.

Ann L. in NC said...

Thinking of you and remembering Miguel in our prayers. Ann

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all-
in case you feel like few realize the sacrifices you make daily for the sake of love in Christ's name- we don't really know each other, but I get it-
you are not alone. I am blessed by your example!

Amanda said...

It's strange to be so far away when so much is happening. I'm thinking of you all constantly.


Casey said...

Is it St.Raphael that is the Patron Saint of young people leaving home? I think it is. I'll be keeping Miguel in my prayers, as well as Ashley and their unborn baby.

M. Alexander said...

I'm also wondering how I missed the wedding pictures!