Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Prayer

Prayer from Ministry to the Armed Forces

Heavenly Father, we cannot adequately express our gratitude to our military men and women whose selfless service and sacrifice continue to provide safety and security to our Nation. We can, however, ask for Your divine protection as they face adversity in places of conflict.

Lord God, protect these men and women from all harm and danger. Guard their families from worry, fear, and anxiety in times of separation.

Eternal God, as veterans return to their homes, many bear physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds and scars. We ask You for special care and healing for these, Your servants.

Gracious Lord, grant wisdom, strength, and courage to our chaplains as they serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. For our Veteran's Administration Hospital chaplain, we ask You to grant patience and determination as they seek to care for the sick and injured.

O God, throughout our nation's history, we have relied on Your divine protection. The faces of those who have worn our nation's uniform have changed; yet, their mission, their purpose, and their sense of duty remain unchanged. Let Your changeless Gospel shine in the dark corners of our world that peace may prevail, through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and rules with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen

All gave some; some gave all.


4 comments:

  1. Amen!

    That was a beautifully worded prayer, Nancy.

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  2. Wow..That was Awesome Nancy..Thank you...

    Hugs:))
    Jen

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