Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Prayer for Veterans Day

Eternal Father, strong to save,
we pray for all the women and men
who have served in the armed forces of our country,
from Lexington and Concord
to Afghanistan and Iraq.
We thank you for the freedom and security their service has provided us.
Help us to cherish our freedom and use it wisely.
We ask you to bless all living veterans in a special way,
not just today, but every day.
Comfort those veterans who grieve for fallen comrades
who gave the last full measure of their devotion.
Strengthen those who bear the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds
of service and combat.
May we, as a nation, honor our commitments and promises to our veterans.
Moreover, we pray for the day when no one needs to serve in the military.
So, help us to live not only as people who long for peace,
and who pray for peace,
but as peacemakers in this, your world.

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