Many Americans have people close to them who are serving in the armed forces. They need our prayers too. In particular all our young men and women who are in uniform serving this country in the climate we are in now. Things have been insanely chaotic for them the last few years. Let’s remember them in our hearts.
Almighty and eternal God,
those who take refuge in you will be glad
and forever will shout for joy.
Protect these soldiers as they discharge their duties.
Protect them with the shield of your strength
and keep them safe from all evil and harm.
May the power of your love enable them to return home
in safety, that with all who love them,
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
May they all have safe and speedy returns.