Dear Heavenly Father,
Today we honor those who have defended our country and other people of good will for over four centuries. We also honor those soldiers who are continuing to defend our freedom. Thank You Lord, for the selfless sacrifices our veterans have made to serve the cause of freedom, truth, and peace.
Dear Father, united as one nation we ask that You impart Your heavenly strength and courage into the hearts of each one of our brave men and women who serve in the Armed Forces. We lift up their spouses, their homes, and their families before You and ask that You fill them with your unending and everlasting love. Watch over them while they are defending the freedom that we as Americans are able to enjoy each and everyday. We all know that freedom isn't free, and these men and women make such selfless sacrifices to cover that cost.
Please bring all our departed veterans into Your Kingdom, and console their families with Your undying love. We can never thank You enough for the privilege of living in America, where we are able to enjoy the gifts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Have mercy on us, help us to return to You, and please continue to be with us wherever we go. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.