May 29, 2017

Memorial Day | 2017

Stars and stripes

May 29, 2017

"No one has greater love than this, to lay down
one’s life for one’s friends." (John 15:13)

In Memory of the Fallen

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Heavenly Father,
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those
who courageously laid down their lives
for the cause of freedom.
May the examples of their sacrifice
inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bless the families of our fallen troops.
Fill their homes and their lives
with Your strength and peace.

In union with people of goodwill of every nation,
embolden us to answer the call
to work for peace and justice,
and thus, seek an end
to violence and conflict around the globe.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God of power and mercy, you detest war and the hubris of earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [Source]

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