Bless those men and women who served in our military,
who have given the full measure of their devotion.
Grant them eternal rest with you in heaven.
Bless their families,
who mourn the loss of their loved one across time.
Grant them peace in their hearts.
Guide the thoughts and actions of our leaders,
Whose decisions directly affect military action.
Grant them wisdom and courage to do what is right.
Touch the hearts of those who do not serve,
That we will never take for granted the enormity of another’s sacrifice.
Grant us the means to honor and serve military families with respect.
Thank you Lord for this Memorial Day.
May we never forget that the freedoms we so casually enjoy,
Were purchased with the blood and sacrifice of others.