A Prayer for our Troops

A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS

Dear Lord,
We thank you for the lives and service
of our men and women in the Armed Services.
Strengthen them and give them guidance
as they stand in harm’s way
to protect our nation and way of life.
May they face each day of their service
the same way Your Son, Jesus, did;
with courage, dignity and faith.
And if it be Your will,
when their work is through,
bring them safely home.
Lord, please also bless the families of our troops.
Reward them generously,
for their sacrifices are known only to You,
while their loved ones are so far from home.
And may we never forget those who have paid
the ultimate price for our freedom and safety;
those who have died in the service of our country.
May they rest in peace forever with
You in Your kingdom.

                                                       Amen