May 21, 2020 | by Gregg DeMey
For use privately, or around the dinner table
Memorial Day weekend is almost here. It will be different this year, no doubt, but it’s still a holiday dedicated to celebrating the freedoms we enjoy, and honoring those who sacrificed life and blood to serve a vision higher than their own.
The fact that “freedom isn’t free” is true on every level, from the political to the spiritual. While we honor Jesus every Sunday as the great Savior and freedom giver, we also pause with all Americans this weekend, in gratitude, to thank God for those who paid the ultimate price so that we might enjoy our lives in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Will you pray with me:
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We ask that you will bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe. We ask this through the name of Jesus, Amen."
* This anonymous prayer, as well other Memorial Day prayers, can be found HERE.