A Prayer for Basic Training

God thank You for Your provision through the night. Thank You for how You loved on us and protected us and cherished us. Be with us today as we start another day away from our Jake.

Be with Baby Grisham as he grows and changes. Protect him from harm and illness. Help me love him in a way that only a mother can, and help me to shower him with Jesus-love even at this young age.

Help Archer today as he transitions to life with Daddy gone, even if only for a temporary time. Help him to understand that Daddy loves him, and that he’s coming home. Help me to parent and teach him to the best of my ability, despite the circumstances. Help me to see and take every opportunity to point his young, hungry heart to You.

Sustain Jake as he begins his training. Encourage him and strengthen him like only a Heavenly Father can. Teach him new things during this time. Lead him to point others to You. Protect him and guide him and keep his young-man heart close to You. Draw near to him when he forgets to draw near to You. Prepare for him good works so that he can glorify You. Captivate him with Your grace and mercy. Bring him home soon.

Help me to see joy in every day. Teach me to need and desire only You, no matter my circumstances. Guide and direct my wandering heart. Give me a double portion of grace and love and peace, so I can extend that to my boys and those around me. Use me in my weakest moment to magnify Your strength. Help me to make much of You and to not make this about me.

Thank You for Your many blessings and this beautiful life You’ve given me. “Rejoice in the Lord always. again I will say rejoice!” ~Philippians 4:4

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