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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

30 Days of Prayer for PTSD - Day 1

We made a pledge with the VA to raise awareness for PTSD and now you can too.


My husband is trained to troubleshoot and fix issues with medical equipment. It is easy for him. He understands that if x is not working then most likely it’s y or z that needs to be addressed. There is a manual that tells him what part to order, provides the model number, and provides suggested ways to address or fix the issue. In addition, should he run into a more complex issue he has a whole team of people to help him troubleshoot further.


He is good at quickly tracing, connecting, and correcting faults in the machinery because he has been trained. He also has a map or schematic, he understands how things are connected and uses a troubleshooting tree to guide his next steps. And, he is really good at listening to the machine.


I share this because we are heading into our 5th year of prayer for families where PTSD is present. Normally, as June approaches I begin working on our theme and prayers weeks sometimes even months in advance, but this year has been a challenge for me. I have sat down numerous times to write and pray, yet nothing seemed to come together until the past few days when the word “troubleshoot” began to appear in my conversations and reading.


As I pondered the word and thought about how far we have come, as a family and as individuals. I began to wonder: How can we troubleshoot PTSD? What would that look like exactly? How would it feel? Is it even possible?


I am still not completely certain what the answers are, but what I am certain of is that God continues to help us to stay disciplined and continues to provide all the peace and strength that we need. I trust that by the end of our 30 days of prayer that the answers to my questions will become increasingly clear.


So, on this first day of our 30 Days of Prayer for PTSD, we pray:


Heavenly Father, thank you so much for the work that you are doing in our lives. We pray especially for those families where PTSD is present. Lord, some of us have been navigating this journey now for a while, while others of us are just beginning. We pray, Lord that no matter where we are on the journey that you meet us with the tools and resources that we need to troubleshoot and heal from post-traumatic stress. We pray that when new stress enters our life, that You will continue to cover our hearts, minds, and bodies with your great peace. Amen.


If you suspect your spouse has PTSD, but they have not started treatment and are a veteran click here for help from the VA.


Thank you all so much for joining us here. Ya'll have a beautiful day!


All My Love,


Jen


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