The tone was very, very heart-whelming, warming, very tender, and extremely moving. I was touched by your words, it felt as thought you were at the edge of pouring your whole heart into this prayer...
To ask for courage while your man in blue is gone, is to ask in an indirect way for faith, and hope! and you went for the right person! to ask for some courage ;) :) I loved the opening, more than you could ever believe.
The 2nd stanza, to ask for time..as his lips presses upon yours; such a line not only shows your passion, no it shows your longings, how wild how eager that you would want time to stop, to pause and never have 'em gone away again. to feel him close enough, long enough...beautiful, also shows how much they are missed when they're gone...out there..almost to the unknown.
Now the stanza that seriously left me so speechless, was this one :
God, I ask for peace of mind
As I toss about in our bed tonight
While he's fighting to keep peace on the streets
Sherry, it's a very beautiful verse, it stands as a poem itself, how meaningful and expressive! To ask for peace of mind while he's with you, because deep inside you know that his mind, soul, feelings and everything he've got is worried about the peace out there, it shows the dedication of that person, and how sensitive you are to feel him! Beautiful..very beautiful.
May they all return safe, I learned that in the hands of God, we are all safe, anywhere...anywhere!
This was such a beautiful prayer that not only showed your heart's desires but a humble friend's greatest suffering to watch someone go out and risk everything, for their country or maybe just the neighborhood, but still it takes a lot to trust. It will be all right, God is with you forever and like you said will bestow courage & grace.