Lord, Give me the strength of heart to see, the difference in duty and his love for me. Give me the understanding to know, that when duty calls, he must go. Give me the patience to know in my heart, that he is serving his country and doing his part. Give me the strength to carry on, when he’s working late or must be gone. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time while he is away. Give me others who can share, the ups and downs and who’ll really care. Give me the wisdom to get me through, when I’m not quite sure of what to do. And Lord, while our family is here, keep us healthy, safe and full of cheer.