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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day

Carrie at A Passion for Applique posted a beautiful prayer for Memorial Day.  I hope she will forgive me for copying but it is too beautiful not to share:



    Dear Heavenly Father,
    As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.
    We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives.
    May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.
    In the name of Jesus. Amen. (prayer by Mary Fairchild)

11 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Amen

Gmama Jane said...

So eloquent. I would like to share this on my Sunday blog as well!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Susannah said...

Amen.

Rhonda at Cobblestone Quilting said...

So appropriate for this weekend. Amen

Carrie P. said...

I think it is great that you and others want to pass this prayer on. I think the more we pray for our troops and families the better. Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Husband giving Memorial Day speech for our local American Legion. Would like to ask him to include this prayer, but his speech is already L....O.....N.....G! As the average age for this Legion is about 75, I'm hoping they will be able to stay awake.

Sharon said...

Amen...thank you for sharing!

Garden of Egan said...

That is beautiful.
Amen.

I love the beautiful flag. Patriotic holidays are my absolute favorite.

nanny said...

So perfect ....

Robin@robinsnestquilting said...

Just hopped over to your blog from mine. :-)

Thank you for sharing the memorial day prayer. We should all be reminded daily.

robin :-)

Linda said...

Amen.