Saturday, May 21, 2011

Armed Forces Day, Twenty-Eleven

A Call to Prayer for Our Armed Forces
We, your fellow Americans, resolve and commit to pray for you, our uniformed Patriots standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, every day. We further resolve and commit to pray for your families awaiting your safe return. We thank God for you, your courage, tenacity and vigilance.

The words of George Washington's First Inaugural Address are fitting: "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." We, the American people, then turn that trust to God, who in His sovereign wisdom gave us the freedom we enjoy.

You Patriots -- American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen -- have plowed the ground for liberty. We remain the proud and the free because you have stood bravely in harm's way, and remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks. We commit to continually pray for you and your families.

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I happened upon this prayer on The Patriot Post site. The words are a perfect blend, to express what is on my heart. Please join me today and give thanks for all who serve our Nation.


Coffeypot said...

Love it; Gonna steal it. Tell the boys thank you for me, please.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...your thanks will be passed along to my sons! so glad you are sharing this post with your readers!

Citizen Soldier said...

Thanks for the prayer and thanks for the post.

AirmanMom said...

CS...I thank you for your service!