A Memorial Day Prayer

This prayer is from A Pastor Prays for His People by Wendell C. Hawley

Father God, we thank you for those of yesteryear who left home and family
     to defend our country;
     we enjoy the fruit of their sacrifice--we worship you in freedom.
Remember your children, worldwide, who want to worship you openly,
     but dare not.
Grant openness to the gospel in those places of satanic oppression.
     Remember those of our extended family required to be in harm's way
     and all our military family.
     Keep them from hurt and destruction.
     Shield them from all harm.
     Enable them to boldly and faithfully live a Christian life,
 and may their testimony before fellow soldiers bear eternal fruit.
We pray all conflicts will end speedily
     and the gospel's power will permeate all those troubled lands.
Give divine wisdom to our national leaders
     that they may govern in ways that honor you.