Our Gracious Heavenly Father, we ask Thy blessing upon the men and women in the armed forces of our country. May they feel Thy everlasting arms about them. Keep them clean and pure and good. Give them Thy strength to perform the hard tasks they are called upon to do. May they valiantly execute their duties. Let this war be to them a Christian adventure, fine and wonderful, an education wherein they shall learn life’s deepest lessons. Strengthen them while they fight and work for the right. Succor and comfort the afflicted, the wounded, the captured, and receive into Thy glory those who fall.
Guide and direct those in authority; may they come to Thee for wisdom and knowledge, knowing Thou alone canst lead them.
May victory speedily come, dear Father, and our loved ones be restored to us if it be Thy will.
Help us here at home to be more worth of the great and unselfish sacrifice of these brave men, who through no fault of their own are in such dark and dangerous places in our stead. In the name of Thy Blessed Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave His all to redeem us from our sins. Amen.