Veterans Day Remembrance

Let us pray the Collect for Veterans Day

Gracious God, we give thanks for military men and women, both from the past and present, and for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people to secure the blessings of life, liberty, and justice for all. May our remembrance be a timely reminder that our freedom was purchased at high cost, and should not be taken for granted. Give us resolve to labor in faithful service to you until all share the benefits of freedom, justice, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A Prayer for Veterans Day November 11.  

We pause today to thank you Lord for our ability to pray and worship you. We would not have this ability without the sacrifices made by those we honor today, the veterans who preserved our freedom, who have protected our freedom to worship you as our beliefs guide us. We ask your prayers for those present with us today. We especially ask that your presence be experienced by the veterans of tomorrow, those soldiers and sailors who are in harm’s way today. Please, gracious God, guide them to safety, guide them to justice and righteousness in even the toughest of conditions. Bring them home to their families and loved ones. Comfort those families and loved ones, and teach us how we might help them with their troubles and be your compassionate presence to them as they experience anxiousness, anguish and the loneliness and pain that comes with the knowns and unknowns of war. Finally, God, for veterans, for all who are in the service, for America, for the world, we pray for peace. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

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