Thursday, March 7, 2013

National Prayer Luncheon

(A Prayer for fallen and wounded service members)

God of Creation,
with nimble hands you formed life out of nothing,
And, it was very good.
Yet, O Lord, in the midst of blessings and abundance,
there are many among us who suffer mortal wounds 

as well as wounds of mind, body, and spirit.
Illuminate your presence to them and their loved ones.
Encourage them with your promise that all things--

death, mourning, crying and pain-- will pass away.
Through your grace, all will be made new.
Strengthen those who care for our wounded,
Giving them compassionate hearts and gentle hands.
O God who is ever sustaining, 

remind us that you are with us always,
carrying us through our blackest night into the dawn of morning. 
For your word, which is trustworthy and true, 

we give you our thanks. Amen

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mel,

    I'm a doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Dayton. I just read your Faith and Leadership article, "Holding ideals in bloodstained hands," and then discovered your blog. Thanks for your work and writing. Regarding your FL article, I appreciate the thoughtful, sober, hopeful, and Christ-centered character of your article. I look forward to keeping up with your writing.

    All the best,