A Prayer for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a quintessential summer holiday, but amidst all of the barbeques, pool parties, and fireworks, remind your worshipers to take time to remember what this holiday is all about—remembering the sacrifices made by so many of our fellow citizens so that we can enjoy the freedoms that are ours today.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray for our country and for our people.

Grant wisdom to our elected leaders. Guide their decisions for the well-being of all people and the good of your Church.

Protect those who serve in our military. May they always act honorably and with courage. Care for the families who endure separation and uncertainty.

Sustain our cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Enable us to serve one another, committed both to freedom and responsibility.

Send your Holy Spirit on our nation’s churches, so that with unity of purpose we may witness to your truth and faithfully carry out the Savior’s mission.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

 

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