The ELCA has a new prayer book for military members, with prayers for crises, grieving fallen companions, life circumstances during deployment, returning veterans and more. The last such book was provided during World War II by the United Lutheran Church in America. "This new prayer book offers support to those in uniform, military families, veterans and others," said F. Eric Wester, assistant to the ELCA presiding bishop for federal chaplaincy ministries. The book, available from www.augsburgfortress.org, draws from resources found in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as those from the ELCA's full communion partner churches.
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