Calvary United Methodist Church | 131 West Second Street | Frederick, MD 21701 301-662-1464 office@calvaryumc.org

Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. This holiday began as “Armistice Day” the day in which WWI was ended. Now we celebrate the peace that came after that that war, but all those who have served in the military to protect and defend this nation.

 

 

A Prayer for Veteran’s Day

God of peace,
we pray for those who have served our nation
and have laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.

We pray for those who have fought,
whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories
too painful for the light of day.

We pray for those who serve us now,
especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger
and bring them home.

Turn the hearts and minds
of our leaders and our enemies
to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.
Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!

May the peace you left us,
the peace you gave us,
be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.

Christ Jesus, hear us!
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!

Amen.

During these days following the election, please also pray for our country and for all Americans, no matter who they voted for.

-Pastor Steve