Veterans Day Prayer

veterans-day-thank-you-quotesOn November 11, 2017, Veterans Day, we offer this prayer for our veterans:

Almighty God, our Father, with grateful hearts we offer thanks for the lives of all veterans who have served and who continue to serve in the military in our nation. We are especially grateful for those who have given the last full measure of devotion and sacrificed their lives that we might enjoy the fruits of freedom. We continue pray for those who serve in the military today, especially for those who place themselves in harm’s way around the world.  May those who presently serve in the military dwell in the secret place of the most high and abide under the shadow of the Almighty, for You are the Lord, our refuge, our fortress, our God in whom we place our trust. We offer thanks and praise that in the time of trouble, You shall hide us–in Your secret place shall You hide us.

You have said that You go before us as our battle axe and our weapons of war; indeed, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. As You lead us into battle, the glory of the Lord shall be our rear guard, as You carry us from faith to faith and victory to victory. We declare that we will not be terrified by our enemies nor be distressed by the challenges that confront us, for the battle is not ours, but it is Yours, and You shall bear Your mighty arm that the nations of the world might know that the Lord, our God, is mighty to save.

We thank and praise You for the victory. Now thanks be unto God who always causes us to triumph in Christ and makes manifest the sweet savor of His knowledge by us in every place. And it is in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our conquering hero and soon-coming King, the name above all names, we pray. Amen.

We close with a Salute to Veterans–“Amazing Grace” played on bagpipes:

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