O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. We commend them to your gracious care and keeping and we pray that day by day you will defend them with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.
Receive Lord all who have died in the hope of the resurrection, and those whose faith is known to you alone, that, with all the saints, they may have rest in that place where there is no pain or grief, but life eternal. We pray for those who joined you in your heavenly kingdom this week, esp.
Andrew Pederson-Keel, 28, US. Army, Connecticut
Rex Schad, 26, US Army, Oklahoma
*If I have left anyone off this list, please let me know so that we can honor them.*