As we approach a Memorial Day weekend that will be very different for many of us this year, remember to give thanks for the reason we have this holiday in the first place. Let us give thanks to God for those members of our armed forces who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we enjoy. Also, if you know someone who is in active service right now.,reach out to thank them as well.
If you find yourself around a special meal with family on Monday or if you find yourselves gathered around the barbecue, take time to say grace giving thanks for our many blessings. Also, feel free to print out and read the following prayer as well:
Almighty God, you are our strength and our shield. We give you thanks for the men and women of our armed forces, past and present, especially for those who have died while serving. May their sacrifices serve the cause of peace, and may our nation be ever grateful for their service. With your wisdom and strength guide our military's leaders, and give to your people a desire for justice and peace. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Trust God. Take care of yourself. Love your neighbor
Grace & Peace,