A Prayer for Our Armed Services

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and that your loved ones are happy and healthy.

This week I’d like to draw your attention to our armed services and their families.

Not only do the armed services in the UK have an increasingly difficult time when they are serving, the transition from military to civilian life is proving a step too far for many who have given service. Their families must also make significant sacrifices, including regular moves and periods of worry. Therefore, I’d like You all to spend a few moments today to think of them and thank them. I include in their number the security services and police, as well as others who put their lives on the line to keep us and the world safe. We are lucky to have them.

I wish You all a wonderful week. Don’t get stressed out by Brexit! God Bless.

Heavenly Father,
we commend to your gracious care and keeping
all the men and women in our Armed Forces at home and abroad.
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace;
strengthen them in their trials and temptations;
and give them courage to face the perils that beset them;
and help them to know that nothing can separate them from your love;
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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