A Prayer for Memorial Day

Remembering the men and women who have sacrificed for freedom.

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God of power and mercy,

you destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,

that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women

who have died in the cause of freedom

and bring them safely

into your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 
from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, via USCCB.org
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