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Monday, May 30, 2011

MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER - 2011

MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER - 2011

Eternal God,
Creator of years, of centuries,
Lord of whatever is beyond time,
Maker of all species and master of all history --
How shall we speak to you
from our smallness and inconsequence?
Except that you have called us to worship you
in spirit and in truth;
You have dignified us with loves and loyalties;
You have lifted us up with your loving kindnesses.
Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
[though we sometimes feel that low]
and without fear
[though we are often anxious].
We sing with spirit and pray with courage
because you have dignified us;
You have redeemed us from the aimlessness
of things' going meaninglessly well.
God, lift the hearts of those
for whom this holiday is not just diversion,
but painful memory and continued deprivation.
Bless those whose dear ones have died
needlessly, wastefully [as it seems]
in accident or misadventure.
We remember with compassion those who have died
serving their countries
in the futility of combat.
There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation,
when all the answers we are offered
fail the question death asks of each of us.
We believe that you will provide for us
as others have been provided with the fulfillment of
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS... AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Lady R
(Prayer found on the web)

5 comments:

mq01 said...

amen

Webster World said...

Yes! God bless them.

motoroz said...

Thanks for the post. God bless our troops.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Amen. Bless you and your family for serving our country Di!

KT Did said...

Amen... a late one but I mean it. Thank you for all you have given to me and this Country!