Prayer for Veterans shared

MARQUETTE — Marquette resident William P. Maki, a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard, brought in the following prayer, just in time for Memorial Day.

Prayer for Our Veterans

Oh God, Our Heavenly Father,

You have blessed us with brave men and women who are willing to defend our freedom. May your protection and grace surround them each day. Let your healing hand be upon those who suffer wounds and injuries. May those who have made the ultimate sacrifice rest forever in your holy presence. Comfort the families who mourn and are left to remember the precious lives of their loved ones. Help us to honor and support them. Let us ever be mindful of each sacrifice made on behalf of the American people by our sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and friends.


Maki added: Also that we the people will continue to keep the USA a place to respect freedom and care for one another.


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