Lord, today we are thankful for the three men and 10 women released by Boko Haram this weekend. We do not tire of praying about this topic, because we remain concerned about the women and girls (and others) these terrorists continue to abduct and mistreat. Lord, you know what these people have endured since being kidnapped last summer. May they sense your presence near them as they walk the road toward healing. May their loved ones be patient, gracious and loving as they support and encourage them. Bring healing to their spouses as well, who have missed their partners and felt helpless for many months, and now have this long journey to walk with their spouses and within their own hearts. May these people be able to return to life not only as “usual,” but even better. We know you can use our scars to make us even more beautiful and useful in this world. May these individuals become mighty warriors for your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.