A Prayer for our Veterans


A Prayer for Veterans

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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!



Tweetable: Prayer for Veterans

(Prayer written by Concord Pastor)

Here is a video tribute to our soldiers:


  1. amen amen amen…
    Angela…recently posted…FEARLESS FRIDAYMy Profile

  2. Fr. Denis Miller says

    This is such a beautiful prayer. I’d like to use it at my 9:00 Mass tonight for a group of college students at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. I hope you don’t mind.

  3. Veteran s Day originally called Armistice Day that was first celebrated to honoring the veterans who served in World War 1.

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