Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day prayers

"Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the touch of freedom for nations then unborn, Grant, we bessech thee, that we and all the people if this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ oir Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen"
-Collect for Independence Day, BCP pg. 190

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forece at home and abroad. Dedend them day by day with your heavenly grace, strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them, and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
-Prayer for those in the Armed Forces of our Country, BCP pg 823

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