Letter: A prayer for veterans and their familiesEditor’s note: The following speech was to be delivered at a Veterans Day program that was cancelled due to inclement weather.
By: Cliff Bowman, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
Editor’s note: The following speech was to be delivered at a Veterans Day program that was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Dear Heavenly Father,
From war to war and through generation to generation, you walk with the veterans and his or her family. You continue to teach the veteran and his family to embrace and save them. Some time you take the veteran, leaving his or her family to survive without them. We pray for those who return and can be with their families. We know those who you have taken home with you are OK.
We come to you in gratitude for the blessing of those who have walked before us and answered your call to spread the word with courage, wisdom and love. Because of the service and dedication of these families and veterans are able know you, feel your love and have faith in your promise of salvation.
As you intend, may we be intentional in devoting our time on earth ministering to all generations. Equip veterans and their families with skill and resources needed to remove the strands of isolation and separation in their families and weave in strands of respect, hope and love that we may come together as one in your family and the Body of Christ.
Our homes, churches, communities and nations are searching for ways and answers to end all wars so we can bring all people together and promote unity. Give us vision and strength to make it possible by Christian example. It is through international acts of love, compassionate understanding that we catch a glimpse of your kingdom.
In your holy name we pray, Amen.