HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

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Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you from our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

I want to say to you all...HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

This is a time to reflect on those who have so bravely given of their lives for AMERICA. I pray for each and every one of you who has lost someone in battle, in past wars, or the one presently being fought. If you have lost someone, may GOD be right where you are to comfort you with your heavy heart. GOD Bless You!

In honor of Memorial Day I want to leave you this prayer written by, Rev. Dick Kozelka,(ret) of First Congregational Church of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN.

Eternal God,
Creator of years, of centuries,
Lord of whatever is beyond time,
Maker of all species and master of all history --
How shall we speak to you
from our smallness and inconsequence?
Except that you have called us to worship you
in spirit and in truth;
You have dignified us with loves and loyalties;
You have lifted us up with your lovingkindnesses.
Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
[though we sometimes feel that low]
and without fear
[though we are often anxious].
We sing with spirit and pray with courage
because you have dignified us;
You have redeemed us from the aimlessness
of things' going meaninglessly well.
God, lift the hearts of those
for whom this holiday is not just diversion,
but painful memory and continued deprivation.
Bless those whose dear ones have died
needlessly, wastefully [as it seems]
in accident or misadventure.
We remember with compassion those who have died
serving their countries
in the futility of combat.
There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation,
when all the answers we are offered
fail the question death asks of each of us.
We believe that you will provide for us
as others have been provided with the fulfillment of
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Thank you Rev. Kozelka for this sweet prayer, may it touch the hearts of many.

1 comments:

That was such a good prayer thank you for sharing! On this day my heart rests with the families of fallen soldiers.

May 26, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

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