Prayer for Veterans Day

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READER ONE:
Today we pause to commemorate Veterans Day. It is set aside to honor, thank, and remember all who served in the military, living or dead.

READER TWO:
You are invited to stand as you are able and say your own name or the name of someone you know who served as active duty military, as a reservist, or in the National Guard.

Pause for Response

Please lay a hand of blessing and support on those who are standing.

Jesus we hear your words, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13 NRSV)

VOICE ONE:
Jesus, we are grateful for those who are like you, those who are willing to sacrifice and to serve. Strengthen the men and women mentioned here today and thousands more who put the welfare of others ahead of their own safety.

Help all military personnel to serve with honor, wisdom, and compassion. Guard them from hard heartedness, despair, and evil. Bring help and healing to all who still struggle in body and mind because of what they have experienced.

Strengthen and bless military families, especially when they are separated one from another. Console and comfort military families, especially those who continue to grieve loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. Surround them, and all of us, with your protection, your grace, and your peace.

We ask this in your strong and holy name Jesus, for you are our Savior, our Lord, The Resurrection and the Life, The Prince of Peace.

All Sing Let There Be Peace on Earth

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Prayer for Veterans Day © 2016 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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