This prayer for members of the Armed Forces is taken from issues of Forward Day by Day that were published during WWII. It's a prayer we can use for those who serve today. Both of my brothers served in WWII.
Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
For those in the service of our country:
Bless, O God, all who have left their homes to fight for the world's freedom,
and those who risk their lives to serve them.
Give them wisdom, courage, and fidelity to the highest.
Let no ordeal separate them from the love of Christ.
Sanctify the strong, uphold the weak,
stretch forth thy gracious hand to the dying,
in mercy receive the dead.
And hasten the coming of godly peace,
through the power of the Holy Spirit
who cometh from thee, O Father, and thee, O Christ,
world without end. Amen.
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