Reflections on how Christians help each other to grow and mature in loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Prayers for Veterans/Remembrance Day

Almighty God, from whose love in Christ
we cannot be parted, by death or by life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings
for those whom we remember this day.
Fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us, with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We give thanks this day, O Lord of hosts,
for all that makes our common life secure;
for the peace and freedom we enjoy;
and for the opportunity that is ours
of building a better order of society
for the generation to come.

We remember with pride and gratitude
those who fought and died to make this possible;
and we pray that the memory of their sacrifice
may inspire in us the resolve to seek your kingdom
and to do your will for the world of our day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Source unknown)

Almighty God,
we commend to your gracious care and keeping
all the men and women of our armed forces
at home and abroad.
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace;
strengthen them in their trials and temptations;
give them courage to face the perils which beset them;
and grant them a sense of your abiding presence
wherever they may be;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(The Book of Common Prayer)


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