Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 05 August |
The Commemoration of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

A prayer for those who await the return of a solider

PRAY

Africa Studio | Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 11/11/19

If you are waiting for a loved one to return from duty, pray this prayer.

When someone you love enlists in the military and is sent overseas, it can be most difficult to wait for their return. They might be in the thick of battle, or stationed at a base that could be called to duty at any moment.

Whatever the situation may be, the wait back home can be excruciating. It is important to stay close to God in those moments of anxiety and to daily pray for their return.

Here is one short prayer provided by the USCCB for those who await a soldier’s return.

God of all goodness,Look with love on those who waitfor the safe return of their loved oneswho serve in the armed forces of their country.In faith and hope, we turn to you for comfort.Grant that we may trust in your mercyand send an angel to sustain us as we await their safe return.We ask this through Christ our Lord.


US ARMY,SOLDIERS,HELICOPTER

Read more:
Prayer for the safety of all soldiers


POPE JOHN JOHN XXIII

Read more:
A powerful prayer for peace in the world

Tags:
Prayers for a Particular Need
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
2
Philip Kosloski
Most priests can’t absolve these sins
3
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
4
CARLO ACUTIS
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
5
Zelda Caldwell
World-record winning gymnast Simone Biles leans on her Catholic f...
6
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Cerith Gardiner
Nightbirde’s beautiful message as she drops out of TV show
7
Gianmarco Tamberi AND Mutaz Essa Barshim
Cerith Gardiner
This Olympic event captures the true meaning of the Games
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.