Thank you Lord, for the men and women of our armed forces. Protect them as they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage and strengthen their spirit, soul, and body in the execution of their duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically strong when required to face the challenges of combat. Undergird them with Your Holy Spirit and might when they are called upon to endure the hardships of battle. Enrich them spiritually that they may cope with life and death situations on the field of battle. When their military brothers and sisters fall in action, give them the strength to continue the good fight.
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.
Barrett L. Austin, 20, US Army, South Carolina
Aaron R. Blanchard, 32, US Army, Washington
Robert J. Hess, 26, US Army, Virginia
Brandon L. Cyr, 28, US Air Force, Virginia
Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, US Air Force, Hawaii
Richard A. Dickson, 24, US Air Force, California
Daniel N. Fannin, 30, US Air Force, Kentucky
*If I have left anyone off this list, please let me know so that we can honor them.*