11 November 2009

Thank you veterans!

It is Armistice Day, also known as Veterans' Day,  and on this day at 11:11 on the 11th of the 11th month, the First World War ended - the "War to End All Wars" certainly was not.  Today, we remember and honor our veterans, and we pray for those who are serving in the military.

Thank you.

~The Rev. Peter M. Carey

Here are two prayers from the "Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors" which the Episcopal Church gave to those in military service, and was published in 1943   See more HERE

    O eternal God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice, touching really. Thank you for this. I'm a bit surprised some callous soul hasn't come along quoting Yoder or Hauerwas and calling you a Constantinian. Soldiers deserve our respect and need our prayers. Blessings.