A Powerful Prayer of Gratitude for Memorial Day 2019: Thank You, God, for Soldiers

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May 25, 2019May 25, 2019

Monday, May 27th of 2019 marks this year’s Memorial Day — a day where Americans recognize and honor the heroic soldiers who died while serving our country. Although many celebrate the day with light-hearted activities like barbecues and outdoor activities, for some, it can be a heart-wrenching day spent at the cemetery.

Even in what might be a troubling time, there is much to be grateful for. This Memorial Day, let us express our undeniable gratitude for all of the soldiers who laid down their lives for others, just as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ laid down his life for us (John 15:13).

A Memorial Day Prayer: Thank You, God, for Soldiers

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for soldiers.

Thank you, God, for the men and women who served for the purpose of freedom. Thank you for the men and women who made unimaginable sacrifices. Thank you for filling them with the courage to fight with honor, faith to carry out their calling, and a heart for the people who were blessed because of their actions.

Thank you, God, for soldiers.

Thank you for fighting with them and for them; thank you for paving the way where their feet would walk; thank you for being the God that you are, so the soldiers could be who they are.

Thank you, God, for soldiers.

Today, we lift up those who are mourning such great losses. We pray that a day of hardship would be transformed into a day of gratitude and joy. And we pray that their names never be forgotten, just as your name, Lord, will live on forever.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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