Thoughts From Toby
A Veterans Day Prayer:
God of all nations, our Strength and Shield: we give you thanks for the devotion and courage of all those who have offered military service for this country:
For those who have fought for freedom; for those who laid down their lives for others; for those who have borne suffering of mind or of body; for those who have brought their best gifts to times of need.
On our behalf they have entered into danger, endured separation from those they love, labored long hours, and borne hardship in war and in peacetime.
Give to us, your people, grateful hearts and a united will to honor these men and women and hold them always in our love and our prayers; until your world is perfected in peace through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
(adapted from a prayer by J. Phillips)