As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom on this Memorial Day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Give them the reward of their labors for their good deeds go with them.
Please hold all of our servicemen and women in your strong arms wherever they be this day. Uplift them with your grace and consolation as they go in the way of danger for the sake of our protection.
We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your abundant blessings to fill their homes with your presence and peace, sustenance and strength to uphold their lives in hope.
May the members of our armed forces be filled with the courage needed to face each day. Grant that they will trust in the Lord's mighty power to aid them as they accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters know our love, support and prayers, now and always.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.