Lord God, You have sustained our nation in the past and continue to bless us. We recall on this day how so many have given their lives for the cause of freedom. Men and women continue to sacrifice and serve in the Armed Forces. Today, we pause to reflect and honor those who gave, and continue to give, their lives. We remember the great courage and selfless service of so many throughout history. We remember their honorable sacrifice for the freedom of others.
Be with the families who mourn the loss of loved ones. Comfort also those who suffer permanent injuries as a result of serving our nation in the military. Bring solace to those who are home yet still fight against the enemy because of post-traumatic stress.
We remember with thankfulness the millions of Americans who give so generously of their life and labor in times of national conflict. We are grateful for the devotion and sacrifices of military families. Grant us willing hearts to support them in their needs.