Memorial Day Blessing
Good and Gracious Lord,
On this Memorial Day weekend, we prayerfully remember all servicemen and women who have died or been injured in the defense of our country. We are profoundly grateful for their sacrifice that allows us to enjoy our every day freedoms.
For those service women and men who have died, bring them safely home to be with you around the eternal banquet table in heaven.
For those currently suffering from the injuries of war, may they get the help they need and deserve. Give them the courage to face each day and to trust in your love for them.
We also remember the families who have paid a steep price – those who have lived without spouses, parents, children or siblings as a result of death or injury in service to our country. Hold these family members in your loving arms and cover them with your sheltering grace and presence.
May we always be a grateful nation, recognizing that many of the blessings we enjoy today are the result of the sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
And finally, may your peace blanket our world so there will be no more war.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.