So on this beautiful Sunday morning, join with me in prayer, or say your own, but above all, don't forget them ever. The cause of freedom will always require vigilance and sacrifice in our American life, and may it always include faith in God, for faith provides us both love and strength for any challenge.
Let us pray:
Dear Heavenly Father: Today we honor the lives of all of those brave souls who gave their life in battle for the cause of freedom and the love of country. Bless their souls as we honor them this weekend, an honor richly deserved for their valor and courage.
And help those of us who are here to honor them to never forget them and to use their shining example of love for their fellow man in our own lives. For love like this doesn't come easily, but it sustains us and keeps us strong in the knowledge that only through Thee can we conquer whatever enemies or demons we face.
And also bless their loved ones who still miss them, the wives and husbands, siblings , children, and even grandchildren who remember them as Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister, and Grandpa and Grandma. Help them keep the spirit and love alive that made their loved ones heroes, for this is the true Spirit of America.
And Father, we are also facing some different times here in America today, and help us remember our history and the lessons of the past to keep our trust in Thee, not materialistic tools or false prophets that are in abundance, ever mindful that there is only one true God. God bless us and keep America on the course toward Truth. Amen.
For you were called to freedom, brothers, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. GALATIANS 5:13 (ESV)
What greater love could they give for their country? And we are eternally grateful.