Greater love than this no one has, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for the gift of life, the gift of our country, and the gift of freedom.
Thank You for the men and women who protect these gifts, at home and abroad, even at the sacrifice of their own lives, and for their families. They are the true heroes among us.
Today we pause to remember all those who have laid down their lives since our nation’s creation, so that we can continue to enjoy the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them, and grant them eternal rest.Dear God, please protect all who serve our great and blessed country, who fight to keep us free from injustice and harm. Send out Your angels upon them and cover them with the precious blood of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. In His Name we pray, and for His sake. Amen.