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Memorial Day prayer of thanksgiving & protection

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Lord of heaven and earth, We love you.  Thank you for your unparalleled grace on us as a nation  by giving us the freedom to pursue you and your calling to serve and worship you.  We enjoy the blessings of abundance and opportunity  because servicemen and women and their families  have sacrificed comfort, protection and their lives to provide us with freedom.  Lord, pour out your comfort and blessing on our armed forces and their families.  Stave off the loneliness.  Protect them from dangers, within and without.  Fill them with your mission and purpose.  May the Holy Spirit fill our bases, our ships, and our aircraft.  Bring revival and comfort to these who give and suffer loss.  Thank you for your provision for us who enjoy America.  May we take advantage of all that you have supplied for us. In Jesus' name, Amen. Check out these blogs and prayers for Memorial Day: What I'm thinking about on Memorial Day How to pray when you're o

Thankful for America

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Dear Lord God, I am blessed to live in America, a free country, even though I chafe under the ambition and corruption so often present in public officials. I am proud of our soldiers and civil servants, even though I read stories of their brutality and injustice in the news. I appreciate the protection I have to believe, write, live, and worship, even though I recognize our country's moral decline. We are a sinful people and a sinful nation, and yet you choose to love us and use us. You have blessed us with opportunity and responsibility, and so much good has been accomplished in the world through our nation. Because of your love and mercy. Thank you for the men and women who have served our country, faced danger, missed loved ones, endured trauma, fought to recover, and came home. Thank you for the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives so we could enjoy freedom. Bless their families and cover them with your loving care. Thank you for tr

A Memorial Day prayer

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Dear God of all comfort, Settle over the families today who are missing their loved ones. Reach into those painful places and smooth the fear and anger; stave off the bitterness, and help them find joy today. Give them new purpose and vision--help them to envision and begin a new life without the ones they've lost. Lord of heaven, comfort us as a nation. I don't ask that you make our lives easy, because nothing with value was ever easy. But give us passion and purpose to live for you, and in so doing, serve our fellow-man. Make us Christ-followers first and Americans second. May our patriotism grow from a love of countryman, not a hatred of foreigners. Lead the citizens of this land to be strong, compassionate, and honest leaders. May we be a people of integrity--that is what brings honor to the dead. Leadership inspires future heroes. Make us leaders who hold human lives above personal values, ambition, and pride. May we see justice through your eyes alone. I pray ov