I am well aware of the toll, blood, and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States.  Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.  I can see that the end is worth more than all the means.  --John Adams
Eternal God, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.

Lift the hearts of those for whom this holiday is not just diversion, but painful memory of their loved ones who have died performing selfless acts in service to their country.

Lord, help us to remember with compassion those heroes who are no longer with us, in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.

Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.  This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


  1. Thank you so much for this beautiful tribute and prayer. It's the best one I've seen all day and expresses exactly what I've been feeling today. You made my day.

  2. Thanks, Anon. You have made mine as well!

  3. I keep trying to leave you a comment to tell you how much I love this post and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog but Blogger isn't letting me log in!!!

    Bella Michelle from

  4. Just adore this post darling, lovely sentiment. All the best, Coryanne

  5. What a beautiful post and a nice reminder of the true meaning of the Memorial holiday. Thanks!

    Looking forward to exploring your blog more.


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