President Donald Trump has declared this Memorial Day as a day of national prayer, and asked all Americans to beseech Jesus Christ and his Almighty Father for peace Monday at 3:00pm.
In honor of the brave men and women who gave everything they had to defend our freedom, The Horn News’ staff has gathered our three favorite Memorial Day prayers to say this afternoon.
May God bless you and your family, our troops, and the United States of America on this day.
“An Old Soldier’s Prayer” from the Association of the United States Army (for veterans) —
I have fought when others feared to serve.
I have gone where others failed to go.
I’ve lost friends in war and strife,
Who valued Duty more than love of life.
I have shared the comradeship of pain.
I have searched the lands for men that we have lost.
I have sons who served this land of liberty,
Who would fight to see that other stricken lands are free.
I have seen the weak forsake humanity.
I have heard the traitors praise our enemy.
I’ve seen challenged men become even bolder,
I’ve seen the Duty, Honor, Sacrifice of the Soldier.
Now I understand the meaning of our lives,
The loss of comrades not so very long ago.
So to you who have answered duties siren call,
May God bless you my son, may God bless you all.
“Memorial Day Prayer” from the Road to Emmaus Ministries —
O God, I beseech You.
Watch over those exposed to the horror of war,
and the spiritual dangers of a soldier’s or sailor’s life.
Give them such a strong faith that no human respect may ever lead them to deny it,
nor fear ever to practice it.
By Your grace, O God, fortify them against the contagion of bad example,
that being preserved from vice, and serving You faithfully,
they may be ready to meet you face to face when they are so called.
Through Christ, our Lord.
“Remembrance Day Prayer” from the Church of England —
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life.
Hear our prayers and thanksgivings,
for all whom we remember this day.
Fulfill in them the purpose of your love
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy.
O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those men and women
who have died in active service:
In Iraq, in Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
As we honor their courage and cherish their memory,
may we put our faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope,
now and for ever.