Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day in the USA

Today we celebrate Memorial Day, a day in which we honor and remember the fallen military service men and women who died in combat, peace-keeping missions, terrorist attacks or police action. May the Lord reward them for their patriotism and service to our nation. And may we never forget their service and sacrifice for us.

"Almighty God we stand before you in supplication, asking your Divine Mercy and protection, to envelop with Your invincible armor, our loved ones in all branches of the service. Give them courage and strength against all enemies, both spiritual and physical, and hasten their safe journey, back to their homes and families. If it be Your Holy Will that they be gathered to Your bosom, with the eternal vanguard of the saints, let their journey to Your everlasting arms be swift and painless, where they may stand in honor and glory, praising You for all eternity. Amen."

Eternal rest grant onto them, O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace. 

** Prayer from Catholic Online

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