Invocation for Memorial Day

23 05 2013

 

Heavenly Father we thank you for the grace you have showered upon this land. We praise you for the liberty to worship you, the freedom to criticize our government or its leaders, the assurance of trial by jury, the privilege to vote our conscience in a free election, and so much more. We thank you for our rich heritage and continued blessings. We acknowledge your strength when others would challenge our freedom and way of life.

Today we come with humble heart, moistened eye, and profound thankfulness, realizing that our country’s greatness is sometimes carried on the shoulders of 18 and 19 year olds, led by those in their 20’s and 30’s. We remember those who gave their last full measure of devotion. On land, in the air, or at sea they were proven and found faithful. Some are still missing and it is our prayer that they could be brought back to their native land. Families who carry the memory of a fallen loved one, need your comfort today. Let them sense our united heart of gratefulness and may this encourage them when weak. You remind us in your Word that we are to give honor to whom honor is due and with all our heart, soul, and mind we do just that.

As we immerse ourselves in the music of our nation, contemplate the words of our speaker, dedicate these walls of honor, and stand in awe at the sound of taps, let us do so with a reverent respect and a solemn holy silence.

We ask this in the name of Jesus’

Amen

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