For Military Veterans
O Judge of the nations, we thank you with grateful hearts for
the men and women of our country who in the day of decision
ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. 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. Amen.
For Those in the Armed Forces
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping
all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad.
Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen
them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face
the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your
abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
For All Faithful Departed
Almighty God, with whom the souls of the faithful who have
departed this life are in joy and felicity: We praise and magnify
your holy Name for all your servants who have finished their
course in your faith and fear; and we most humbly pray that,
at the day of resurrection, we and all who are members of
the mystical body of your Son may be set on his right hand,
and hear his most joyful voice: “Come, you who are blessed
by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world.” Grant this, O merciful Father, for the
sake of Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
For the Anniversary of One Departed
Almighty God, we remember this day before you your faithful
servant N., and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of
larger life, you will receive him more and more into your joyful
service, that he may win, with you and your servants everywhere,
the eternal victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For our Nation
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our
heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove
ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and
pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our
liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with
the spirit of wisdom those to whom, in thy Name, we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace
at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show
forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of
prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of
trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all of which we ask
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.