This came in my e-mail from a friend this morning. Since she and I have many friends in common, and she was already passing it along to them, I'd thought I'd ask your prayers, too
I don't usually forward emails but this one I will. My grandson is due to come home in two more weeks from his third tour in Iraq and you have prayed for him on the prayer list for a long time. Thank you.
I understand that life in Iraq is very difficult to bear right now. Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance and safety. Send this on after a short prayer; please don't break it: "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen." When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. There's nothing attached; just send this to all in your address book. Do not let it stop with you, please -- of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best!!!