A Prayer For Memorial Day
Oh Lord of every nation whose Kingdom extends beyond the borders of mankind, we pray for the families and souls of those Americans who have fallen in battle, giving their lives for others. We know that there is no greater act of love Lord Jesus, than to lay down our lives for our friends. For these brave men and women we give thanks, we grieve, and we entrust to Your hands. Oh prince of peace, who commanded us to love our enemies, we also pray for those who have fallen by our hands and their families, asking that you would forgive us holy Father, for we have known not what we have done, nor did they. All loss of human life is a tragedy in your peaceable Kingdom Lord, for all life was created by You. Be merciful to us as we remember with seriousness those whom have lived and those whom have died, all of whom are precious in your sight, all of whom were given life by You, all who have fallen short of Your Glory, all for whom you died on the cross, that war may cease forever as we are remade in Your likeness. Let Your beauty overcome the wars of men and save the world. Show us that there is no them, there is only us. Restore our humanity and help us to love like You, boundless and without favoritism. We pray for mercy, we pray for peace, we pray for healing, and we pray that Your will would be done on earth just as it is in Heaven. Cause wars to cease to the ends of the earth, Oh God of every nation, who breaks the bow and shatters the spear. Redeem us from the shadow of death and remake us in your glorious light, Oh God who loves without borders.