A Prayer for Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Today, we remember the brave men and women who have given their lives throughout the history of our country. We honor them and pay our respects to those who miss them. Let’s take a few minutes in prayer to remember them today…memorial day flag

Hear Our Prayer This Day

In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts,

let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us

is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing …


You who created us,

who sustain us,

who call us to live in peace,

hear our prayer this day.


Hear our prayer for all who have died,

whose hearts and hopes are known to you alone …


Hear our prayer for those who put the welfare of others

ahead of their own

and give us hearts as generous as theirs …


Hear our prayer for those who gave their lives

in the service of others,

and accept the gift of their sacrifice …


Help us to shape and make a world

where we will lay down the arms of war

and turn our swords into ploughshares

for a harvest of justice and peace …


Comfort those who grieve the loss of their loved ones

and let your healing be the hope in our hearts…


Hear our prayer this day

and in your mercy answer us

in the name of all that is holy.


The peace of God be with you.

– Austin Fleming