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Monday, May 29, 2017

Pray for Marriages and Families (Enduring Loss)

Memorial Day Observance

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Let us never forget. 

While Jesus saved us from “the wages of sin” and bought us the freedom of eternal life, our freedom here in American and for many around the world, was won on the backs of those who so bravely served in our armed forces and gave their lives. 

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13

Let us never forget.

While many celebrate today with barbeques and beach parties, let us remember that many died that we might have a more glorious life here on earth.  They left behind grieving spouses, children, parents, relatives, friends, and communities whose lives were never to be the same.  Pray that they may not be shackled by their anger and grief.  Come Holy Spirit!

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Let us never forget.

They served for love of God and country.

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.  Hebrews 6:10

Let us never forget.

During WWII, 12% of the population served in the military.  Everyone knew a serviceman.  Today that number has dropped to less than .5% of the US population.  May we never take those who serve for granted, as they protect our freedom daily.

Let us never forget them in prayer. 

Lord, we pray for the souls of the faithful departed who served in the armed forces, that they may rest in peace until they come into your glory.  We pray for healing and peace to pervade the lives of all those who have suffered the loss of someone dear to them.  May you bless them richly with your love.  Preserve the marriages of those who have lost a son or daughter who served. Strengthen and guide the children who have lost a parent by surrounding them with good and righteous people.  For those who have lost a spouse, fill the deep void in their lives with your tender and compassionate love.

May we never forget them in prayer. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

In remembrance of our those who served us so bravely, pass it on as an eternal flame of prayer.