Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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.
- Excerpted from "A Prayer for our Veterans" by Concord Pastor

A special prayer of thanks for my father, my father-in-law, my grandfather, MJ's grandfathers, my brothers, and countless friends we made during our service.

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