Prayers for deployed husband and family left at home

Maryann - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Aloha!
My husband left for IA training back in May (this is a special duty for Navy to work as support for the Army). He recently came home for about 12 days of leave and left again last night to finish training on the Mainland (we're in Hawaii). He will be headed to Iraq in Sept. some time. This will be our fifth deployment (first one for my youngest daughter and second for my two oldest daughters). All deployments before this one have been a sea tour. His job is normally on a ship. I am fine with this year long deployment vices a six month. It's something that he's wanted to do, but it comes at an unexpected time and my girls are taking it a little hard (mainly the two younger ones).
First, please pray for safety for my husband and for travel mercies throughout this process. Pray that he remains strong and grows in his faith... and that he can be an example to the mostly single sailors he is working with.
Second, pray for my daughters (1 1/2, 4 1/2 and 6 1/2) who will all be dealing with this differently. Mainly for my middle daughter who has been very disobedient, disrespectful, and very emotional.
Third, please pray for me. I battle with major depression and have been all right, but this is a long deployment and I have many melt downs regardless of therapy and medications. I have a pretty good support system, but sometimes I just like to shut myself in. I just need endurance and a lot of patience dealing with my children and in-laws (please pray for them as well in relation to the lack of relationship they have with me and my girls).
Fourth, and last, please pray for a hedge of protection around all of us... individually and as a family.
Thank you all so much for "listening" and praying. It's much appreciated!

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Emily - posted on 11/27/2013

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Dear Maryann,

I know the feeling of being alone. I have 3 kids to and it can definitely be a struggle for the family, you seem very strong Hun and please reach me anytime on here. Stay strong, it'll all be ok.

Shelly - posted on 08/04/2009

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Maryann,

First, yes I will keep all of you in my prayers and second just keep praising the Lord through out this deployment that you have other Navy wives that you can lean on during this deployment, I pray that you have some of the other women from the ship that you can count 9on to take the children once in awhile. Just because dad's gone does not mean that you don't still need mom time. And with hubby on deployment you will find that is more important than ever....

Just keep praising the Lord daily and stay in the word and this year will go by very quickly...Lots of Love in Christ Shelly

Joey - posted on 07/26/2009

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Wow our storys are very simulare. The only differents is we are on our first deployment, and we were only married for a month and half before he left for training and the kids are his step children but he has been there dad for the last 5 yrs. So he is there daddy as they are conserned.They dont see the other dad. So I want you to know i understand your feeling I also suffer from Depression and Anxiety. But i also am Bi Poler. So I struggal on a daily basis. I also will be praying for you. IF YOU EVER WANT TO TALK I am here.

Cez - posted on 07/24/2009

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I pray that God our father will give you courage and strength. Trust in Him that your husband will remain strong and grows in his faith. Trust that God will guide you in raising your kids according to his will. Praise and thank God that despite all the adverse situations He is always there to lift each one of us up and carry us through. Be always reminded to have confidence and approach God’s throne where there is grace and mercy and find grace to help each one of us just when we need it. (Hebrews 4:16).

"We are often troubled but not crushed; sometimes in doubt, but never in despair. – 2 Corinthians 4:8. Trust in God.

TinaMarie - posted on 07/12/2009

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Dear Maryann,
I promise to pray for you and each of your requests, we are so grateful for all the sacrifices your family is making for us and this country.Please remember how very much you are loved and how valuable you are to all those who love you . God knows your heart and each of your needs, and He loves you so much. There is so much I want to share with you, but this forum is limited PLEASE just know that I am your prayer warrior and I feel it is my honor and duty to hold you up. God Bless You Maryann ! ! !
Because Of Jesus' Love ~ TinaMarie

Rae - posted on 07/06/2009

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Absolutely this goes with out saying, I pray for our servicemen and their families everyday. It is not just the enlisted that give up so much, but the families. I see you are asking for prayers, are you involved with the local church who can help provide some stability for your children while your husband is away, not to mention a support for you as well. Ask around on base there should be a meeting for the wives. The best thing you can do for you your family is have the stability of Gods love ever present.

Sharon - posted on 07/05/2009

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I was an Army Wife for 14 years. I know the sacrifices you make and the enormous challenges you face. I will keep you all in my prayers. Remember that you are never alone.

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