Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Every year on November 11th, our country gathers together to honor those who have served in our armed forces, fighting to defend our country and the liberties we hold so dear.  Heroes have been born in every major conflict this country has ever fought, from the American Revolution to the Iraq War, and continue to be forged to this day.  

These heroes need our prayers.  Let's give them to them, shall we?

Before you turn off the lights at night, I want everyone who reads this blog to say this prayer for our servicemen and women, and for all those heroes who have served and continue to serve.

God bless.

Heavenly Father, you have always blessed those who have fought to protect the innocent and their fellow man.  Just as you were with Judah Maccabees as he fought against the Greek rulers and liberated Jerusalem from them, be now with the men and women of our armed forces.  We ask you to keep the safe and bless them mightily.  Be with our veterans who have returned from foreign battlefields.  Comfort them in adversity and bless them with the love of their family and the appreciation of a grateful nation.  Send down your Holy Spirit to be their guide and protector.  We make these, as all of our petitions, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, pray for them.

Saint Joan of Arc, pray for them.

Saint Brendan, pray for them.

Saint Maurice, pray for them.

1 comment:

  1. Will try to remember to do this tonight. Especially considering what happened over in Texas.

    :) Yup. We give the other heroes enough praise the rest of the time, so it's about time to support our guys and gals in fire.