Precious Father, praise and honor to Your name.
How thankful we are for freedom and peace!
It is a grace we do not deserve;
It has been paid at the highest price.
We lift up our veterans to you,
The few who have sacrificed for so many.
We pray for their health and well-being;
Be with them in their struggles and pain.
May they never feel alone;
We know their unique scars can lead to isolation.
Help us to remember their affliction and stir us
To act on their behalf.
Help us to give back with whatever we have.
Though it is not enough, united we can truly be
Your hands and feet (as You command) to these
Who reflect Your sacrifice.
We lift up their families —
Wives, husbands, sons, daughters. …
Bless them, for they, too, had to endure
For the love of neighbor, alongside their loved one.
We thank you for our veterans’ example.
Help us live up to their standard
Of honor, excellence, commitment, and sacrifice.
Help us to put others first, as they have.
Lord, we need more men and women like them!
Help us to be engaged
In the work of preserving freedom,
For we know it is never free.
Help us do our part to pass stories
Of their sacrifice to the next generation,
To teach and inspire them to understand
What love, freedom, and liberty entail.
Help the next generation to see
These must live in word and deed;
That faith without works is dead,
So we must strive to live to serve.
Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq