Prayer for the Families of Our Military
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I lift up to You,
Father, the families of our military.
I pray that all will feel Your love and mercy
while they are concerned for their loved ones
who are away serving our great nation.
May they know abundance,
being well provided for and well taken care of
until their loved ones return home safely.
Give them the courage of warriors.
May the peace that passes understanding
sustain them in seasons of separation.
Comfort them with Your Word,
that they might have faith to see
their sons, daughters, husbands, and wives
returned to them in wholeness and safety.
Prayer for Veterans Day
God of peace,
we pray for those who have served our nation
and have laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.
We pray for those who have fought,
whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories
too painful for the light of day.
We pray for those who serve us now,
especially for those in harm's way.
Shield them from danger
and bring them home.
Turn the hearts and minds
of our leaders and our enemies
to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.
Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!
May the peace you left us,
the peace you gave us,
be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.
Christ Jesus, hear us!
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!