Today, let us remember all of the veterans who sacrificed so much to defend our freedom and to keep our country safe. Let us honor and celebrate them for their patriotism, passion for our country, and selflessness in serving the common good. And let us pray for them asking God to bless, heal, and watch over them.
God of compassion,
Creator of life and peace,
bless and watch over the veterans who courageously served our country.
We pray for those who have fought,
whose bodies are scarred and whose spirits are haunted by painful memories.
Heal their wounds,
Comfort their hearts,
Grant them peace.
May their dedicated and unselfish service be remembered and honored from generation to generation. And may they know our respect and deep gratitude for their many hardships and sacrifices.
Jesus hear our prayer.
Jesus bring peace to our world.