Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Prayer

DEATH OF A SOLDIER

Almighty God,
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of all those who have given their lives to sustain the freedom that we so richly enjoy. Bring your comforting Spirit to the families and friends of these courageous men and women.

Grant, 0 God, your peace and love to all of them, for you alone can fill their emptiness with hope. We entrust them to your care.

Help us to draw creatively upon the limitless resources that you've provided. May we be brave so that the enemy won't succeed in depriving us of our freedom.

Grant us wisdom to solve problems and enrich life. Fill us with compassion for those in need, inspire us to live by your word, cease oppression, help freedom prevail, and assure that dignity and honor reign. Then we shall know that the hero we honor today will not have died in vain.

We offer our prayer in your holy name. Amen.

Chaplain Lt. Col. Mark E. Thompson 
Deputy/Senior Clinician 
EAMCDMPC 

From Reveille for the Soul: Prayers for Military Life 
Compiled by Marge Fenelon 
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