This Veteran’s Day Prayer can be used on November 11th or any other day we want to thank God for those who have served in the armed forces.
About This Veteran’s Day Prayer
November 11th is the historic date when an armistice was signed in Europe to end World War I which at the time was called “The War to End all Wars.” In 1926 Congress designated that this day should be celebrated in the following way, “Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.”
Veterans Day Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you today for all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces. We are grateful for their dedication, discipline, faithfulness and courage. From them may we learn the virtues of selfless service, unswerving loyalty to country, the discipline of teamwork for the good of all, obedience to authority and perseverance in difficult and challenging situations.
Bless the families of our veterans for the sacrifices made on the home front when duty called their loved ones away to serve.
Following their military service, give each of our veterans meaningful employment where they can enrich our workplaces and communities with their strong leadership skills, their self discipline and their hearts for service.
We pray that you will provide your care and healing power for our veterans who carry physical and mental wounds from their days of service. And we lift up to your care those families who have lost a member of our armed forces in the line of duty. May your constant presence and help be theirs.
We pray that today we will be able to express to our veterans our gratitude for their service to us. Keep our service men and women strong and determined. As we thank you for them we look forward to the day promised in your Word when our Prince of Peace will rule on earth and when the bearing of arms to protect our citizens will no longer be necessary. We pray in the name of our strong and powerful Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
About the photo
The featured photo that illustrates this article was taken by a member of the platoon with which our son Chris served in Iraq. Every morning before going “outside the wire” on their daily patrols, they huddled together for a quick prayer.
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