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John Lyons
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

A mother's and father's prayer to the Father of All for the protection of their son, John David Asido Lyons

Lord, we pray for the protection for our son, Your servant, John, who is serving his country with the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.

He is assigned as a Combat Medic with the First Regiment Combat Team, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Fallujah USMCB, Iraq, through March 2009.

Lord, give him the medical knowledge and the skillful hands he needs to heal the sick, tend the wounded and save lives. Protect him should he be required to stand in Harm's way and walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death.

Above all give him the discernment to know that it is You whose Protective Hand shields him from all physical and spiritual harm.


John, we're proud of you. Fair winds and following seas.

Mom and D.O.D.

mlyons619 -2/18/2005
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2/28/2005 12:46

May our Lord protect His servant John and ease the worry of his parents. May God use John for the good of skill and bring him safely back to his family.

5/30/2005 23:15

John, we are proud of you too. May God bless you and keep you safe.

6/1/2005 22:42

May the Lord protect and keep you, and all who are sent in harm's way.

7/2/2005 00:11

May our Lord protect John and all he serves with. Should John sail into harms way, may the sea be calm, the winds fair, and may the grace of our Lord aid John in doing his duty, to God and country the way I am sure sure John expects to be expected to do. God bless John and his family.

7/9/2005 00:07

May Allah the merciful, the compassionate, keep John safe and return him with honor to his family when his duty to his country is done.

7/9/2005 04:10

May God fill John with his heroic spirit and protection, so that John may better serve his country and his Lord.

7/9/2005 08:46

May God guide your hands with compassion in your duties, and may God guide you home safe to your family when your service to country is done.

7/9/2005 08:52

May the Divine watch over you, and the Marines you will be caring for, during your tour in Iraq, and may the Divine return you to your family whole.
(They don't have a "Flaming Martini" for the UU, dang it!)

7/9/2005 12:31

John, keep in touch with your family as much as you are able. The communications exchanged wil serve as a much needed touchstone. I pray that God will watch over you, and keep you safe.

7/10/2005 10:52

Father, thank you for the brave men and women who work for good and against evil in our world. May you shower and refresh those heroes with blessings and increased faith and hope daily as they walk and work in your name.

Please give the loved ones who remain at home the strength to endure the absence of a family member, the peace in knowing that we are ALL in your capable caring hands, and the wisdom to pray for our enemies (that they would turn from evil ways).

For John especially, please equip him in EVERY way. May he return home to give his testamonies of your goodness in his life. AMEN!

7/10/2005 14:49

Hi,Mr&Mrs Lyons, and John. Do u still remember Rachel Shen? I may not a christian, but I would like to sign here and prayer for John. Just wish John a good luck, and have a save mission then come back.

7/10/2005 21:15

Dear Mylons and your beautiful family. I have many prayers for your service and your safe return. I know you will be home soon with your mom & dad happy & healthy. God Bless.

7/12/2005 02:36

Mark and Arleen.
Your son John is in God's hands and Art and I will keep him and you in our prayers.
Christ beneath John to hold him up
Christ above John to protect him
Christ behind John to catch him
Christ in front ofJohn to lead him.

May goodness and mercy follow John all the days of his life,and may Mark and Arleen and his family feel God's presence and comfort.

11/11/2005 13:08

Mark and Arleen,

On this Veterans Day, I offer a special prayer for God's continued blessings on John and for his safe return home to you.

5/27/2006 19:42

Thinking of you on this Memorial day


Mom and Dad

5/27/2006 21:27

God's blessings upon you John, today and always.

8/8/2006 19:32

August 1st was your 21st birthday and here you are safe and sound in Groton still. Our prayers that you continue to stay out of Iraq and Harm's way.

In Jesus's Name,

Mom and Dad

5/12/2007 00:17

John has been assigned to the First Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, where it is anticipated he'll be assigned as a medic for a Marine Rifle Platoon. He is currently undergoing Marine Field Familiarization Training.

He has not spoken to us since November because of a family tragedy. I pray he does not conmtinue to hold a grudge whn it is possible he'll be going to Iraq.

Please continue to pray for John.


Mom and Dad

5/28/2007 16:10

I am happy to report that the breach is sealed.

John continues to train at Camp Pendleton and will deploy to Iraq in six months. Please continue to pray for John.

Mom and Dad

5/28/2007 18:07

John, may you always remember the love you have at home, and keep yourself safe.


7/31/2007 18:32

John, I haven't told your mother yet that your orders were changed from al-Asad to Fallujah - it will just upset her needlessly.

I pray you get to stop by and see us before you leave, and have the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with us.

You're not in Iraq yet! My prayers are that circumstances that require you to deploy will change, not the least of which is that our President will finally gain wisdom in this whole Iraq fiasco.



11/18/2007 16:27


As your deployment date approaches I know you are feeling tremendous stress and isolation. Please remember that you are NOT alone. God is with you. God is looking over you. All you need do is ask and God will be there to fill your spirit with strenth when you need it. You know your Mom and I pray for you.

Mom & Dad

12/9/2007 03:08

I would like to add my prayers with the other prayers for you. I pray for the angels to go before you to prepare your way, behind you to cover your back, beside you on each side to keep you company and keep you with support and friendship, above you to remind you of Creator and Creators constant love for you, and below you, that you will not fall or stumble into despair or fear. May your time pass quickly in the dangerous zones, and return to safe zones immediately. May the lessons you need to learn come easily to you. May you feel the embrace of Creator around you whenever you feel lonely or nervous. and know that the Creator understands the desires of your heart. So keep your thoughts and desires pure of heart. May you be blessed in all your journeys.

1/7/2008 20:05

Son John deployed to Iraq today.

He mustered at 0300. My wife and youngest son got to see him off. The 1st Marine Division had breakfast for the families of departing marines. At 0830, John had to leave Arleen and brother Chris for final muster and boarding of the buses for the 1st Rgt, 1st Marine Division.

I didn't get to go, as I had school today. I did get to talk with him briefly on the phone where we said our goodbyes and I love you's.

1st Regt, 1st Mar Div. flew out of March AFB at 1100. First stop is Germany (refuel), then a one day layover in Kuwait. He and his regiment will then board buses for the drive to the Marine Base at Camp Fallujah.

He returns in 15 months.

God, please keep John in Your Loving Hands, and protect him, spiritually as well as physically, while he is over there, and always.

We ask this in the Name of Jesus,



Mom and Dad

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