Today, let us pause a moment…
As many of us look to this day as the true beginning of summer,
Let’s reflect on those who gave their lives so our nation might live.
From the colonists until now, America would not be American without
Our brave men and women who proudly serve our country.
And so, let us pray…
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down
their lives for the cause of freedom. May the example of their sacrifice
inspire in us the selfless love of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their
lives with your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to
answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end
to violence and conflict around the globe.
We pray through Christ our Lord.