We have been praying for 1st Battalion Royal Welsh since their recent deployment to Afghanistan but we have been asked to pray especially as the battalion is deployed on a new and dangerous assignment. We remember too, those who have to wait at home – the families and dependants of those on active service.
We remember before you the men and women of the First Battalion Royal Welsh currently deployed in Afghanistan.
We thank you for their courage and pray that even in the face of great difficulty they may be strong of heart, firm of purpose and successful in endeavour. Above all we pray that each person may be kept safe and in due course return safe to their families.
And we pray too for those families, asking that their worry and fear may be calmed, that they may be able to support one another through difficult times and that they may soon be reunited with those whom they love.
May all those for whom we pray be blessed by you, Lord. May they know your love and peace. And we ask this in the name of the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.