Dear Lord,

Give me the greatest of heart to see; the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me understanding that I may know; when duty calls he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he is away. And Lord, when he is in foreign land, keep him safe in your loving hands. And Lord, when duty is in the field, protect him and be his shield. And Lord, when deployment is long, please stay with me and keep me strong.

Amen


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That is the prayer of the [insert military service title] i.e. Marine Corps Woman. For God made some of the strongest women and made their matches with Marines. The women of the Marines are strong and patient. They are professional prayers and worriers. Their best friend is the mailman; their confidant the pillow they lay their head on at night; their sisters are other Marine women. If you ever come across one, you may notice her poise and calm demeanor but when you look inside her and unravel the layers, you will start to see the anxiety of deployments, the tears of loneliness, the very essence of bravery. some are young; some are old. some raise children alone; some do not. they all have different ways of life and different ways of dealing, but they all have one thing in common: they love a Marine. They will wait for him, they will love him unconditionally and follow him wherever the Corps may lead him. It takes more than a man to wear a uniform and more of a woman to love him.

I cast my lot with a Marine, where he is, is home to me.

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