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A Prayer of Consolation for Households Lacking Their Fallen Navy Heroes – Your Day by day Prayer – Might 27


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A Prayer of Consolation for Households Lacking Their Fallen Navy Heroes
By Lynette Kittle 

“Treasured within the sight of the Lord is the loss of life of His trustworthy servants” – Psalm 116:15

Dr. Jerry Newcombe, Government Director of Windfall Discussion board, explains, “We’re free largely as a result of others sacrificed on our behalf that we may be free. Memorial Day is an annual reminder of the debt we owe to those that died whereas serving our nation.”

“It’s a time to honor the fallen. To honor those that have performed the final full measure of devotion to our nation,” provides Newcombe. 

Dropping a beloved member of the family isn’t ever simple, and when a beloved one is a member of the Armed Forces and loses their life by struggle, battle, train, or accident, dying as a fallen hero doesn’t damage any much less for the household. Whether or not a member of the Military, Navy, Air Power, Marines, or U.S. Coast Guard is misplaced, the grief and sorrow are sometimes overwhelming and particularly tragic for shut household and mates.

As a result of most of the people views them as fallen heroes deserving of patriotic honor, many might mistakenly assume that this someway helps to melt the blow of the loss to their members of the family. However for a lot of households, it may be extraordinarily troublesome to simply accept and course of, particularly as a result of their passing is with out warning, surprising, and with no alternative to say goodbye.

Difficult Passing
As a hospice chaplain, my husband tells me how surprising deaths, being other than somebody after they go away, or not with the ability to say goodbye all make the grieving course of extra sophisticated. Grief is difficult sufficient, even once we know the passing of a beloved one is about to occur. For Christians, too, particularly if members of the family had been praying for God’s divine safety over their army family members. It could really feel like He didn’t hear and reply their prayers, which might trigger a disaster in private religion in Jesus Christ.

The Excessive Value of Freedom
Newcombe writes how, on November 21, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln wrote Mrs. Bixby of Massachusetts, a mom who had misplaced 5 sons within the Civil Conflict, saying: “I really feel how weak and fruitless should be any phrase of mine which ought to try to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. However I can’t chorus from tendering you the comfort which may be discovered within the thanks of the Republic they died to save lots of.”

“I pray that our Heavenly Father might assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and go away you solely the cherished reminiscence of the beloved and misplaced, and the solemn satisfaction that should be yours to have laid so pricey a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”

The place to Flip
2 Corinthians 1:3 directs us the place to show in occasions of grief. “Reward be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all consolation.” 

This rings true for households who’ve confronted the tragic lack of their army family members. Clarence “Bud” Clay, the daddy of fallen Marine Dan Clay, who was killed December 1, 2005, in Iraq, said, “God offers you what you want if you want it.”

“Now it doesn’t imply we don’t have occasions when it [grief] doesn’t form of roll over you want a wave,” explains Bud, “however you simply form of swallow and go on. This isn’t the tip. Dan’s house and I’ll see him once more.”

Like 2 Corinthians 7:6 assures, God comforts us in sorrow, because the Clay household skilled. He additionally offers us the hope and promise of seeing our fallen heroes once more. 

How God Views Their Lack of Life
God doesn’t take the lack of our army family members evenly. As Martin Luther said, “The loss of life of His saints is held to be of worth.” 

He offers His Holy Spirit to consolation us in our grief. “And I’ll ask the Father, and He provides you with one other advocate that will help you and be with you endlessly” (John 14:16).

God guarantees new life for our fallen heroes who belief in Him. In John 11:25, “Jesus mentioned to her, “I’m the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will stay, regardless that they die.”

Let’s pray: 

Expensive Father,
Our hearts are deeply grateful for the women and men who’ve served within the Armed Forces and put their lives on the road for our nation. Many of those courageous people have misplaced their lives throughout their service within the army. The lack of their lives is a good loss to our nation, and particularly to their household and mates. We bear in mind them at this time and ask you to consolation their family members who’re lacking their presence right here on earth.

Be close to, O Lord, to the households who’re brokenhearted. Heal their hearts and bind up their wounds. Though nobody can ever exchange them within the hearts of those that love them, we ask You for Your peace to abide inside every one that is lacking their fallen hero.
In Jesus’ identify, amen.

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Lynette Kittle is married with 4 daughters. She enjoys writing about religion, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been printed by Concentrate on the Household, Choice, As we speak’s Christian Lady, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, StartMarriageRight.com, and extra. She has a M.A. in Communication from Regent College and serves as affiliate producer for Soul Verify TV.

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