Almighty God, today we honor your sons and daughters who have served or who are serving our country. We are mindful that through their service we live free. May each of our veterans be honored not just today but every day.
We ask that you bless those who have previously served. May they know the depth of our gratitude. May their lives be graced with your profound peace. May they know your life of liberty and love in Jesus Christ.
Lord, we pray for those who are currently serving. We ask that you provide them with your protection, your strength, and your peace. We ask that you would enfold their families in your care. We pray for resolution of conflict; that families may be reunited and homes restored in love.
Father, we also remember our many wounded veterans, who deal daily with physical and emotional pain that occurred as a result of their time of service to this country. We ask that they would be skillfully tended and lovingly companioned as they seek to gain health, stability, and strength. May they know your deep healing and abiding wholeness, now and forevermore.
With sincere gratitude we offer this prayer in the effective and healing name of Jesus. Amen.