In one of the orders we use for evening devotions at home, we pray this petition:
For those who work to bring peace, justice, health, and protection in this and every place, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.
Today Auntie Liz (Sara’s sister), who has been living in El Paso for a year now as a nurse at the Army hospital here, left for a six month deployment to Iraq. It has been such a blessing for us to have her here, so we are going to miss her immensely.
We are already looking forward to when she will be back in this place. But until then we will continue to call on the Lord to be merciful to her and all those who serve—in every place they may be.