Memorial Day Prayer
This is the prayer offered as the Invocation at the Memorial Day Services held at Stubbs Park in Centerville, Ohio, earlier today.
Father in heaven, on this day of remembrance, we offer thanks for those who have given their lives in military service to our country. You know how easily we forget the good done to us in our lives and how readily we trivialize days like Memorial Day. We get caught up with things like ball games, picnics, and holiday sales, and soon the true reason this day has been set aside is forgotten. Help us, God, to never forget, to always remember, that the promise of America has been secured by the sacrifices of people like those we memorialize today. Grant that, in remembrance of fallen heroes, we will live lives that bring You, that bring them, and that bring our country, honor. In Jesus’ name. Amen
[Blogger Mark Daniels is the pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church, Centerville, Ohio.]