We celebrate Memorial Day as a nation this Monday. On this day, we remember in a special way those men and women in the armed forces who have made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation. We pray for the repose of their souls, and for all those who mourn their passing from this world. They sacrificed their lives and their freedom and helped make it possible for us to enjoy our lives and our freedom. They were prematurely separated from family members and friends, and a grateful nation pays them homage and respect.
The following prayer by Debbie McDaniel, provided by the media outlet “Christianity.com”. implores our Heavenly Father for guidance and protection on this special day.
As we reflect on this prayer, we are reminded to truly appreciate our precious faith and freedom which we should never take for granted. This is especially important in these difficult and uncertain times when we have witnessed a dramatic change in the fabric of our society over the last two years due primarily to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 virus. This change has caused us to view our faith and our freedom in a different light and made us more acutely aware of the reality that some events and circumstances are beyond our control.
As we celebrate this day and take time for relaxation and recreation, our bishops have encouraged us to also take time for prayer, truly remembering the sacrifices made by so many for us and our nation.