You are the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of all creation. As the Alpha and Omega, you are the beginning and the end and you know all things: past, present and future.
We, gathered here today, and around our country, thank you for providing us a nation such as this where we can practice our faith openly and pray to you in public.
And we thank you for all those who have served in the military, both volunteer and drafted, they and their families, for their service and their sacrifice.
As we gather on this Veteran’s Day, we are reminded as well that this holiday was set aside as Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the end of what was called the “War to end all wars” almost 100 years ago, and that we have had generations of veterans since then.
Therefore, Lord God, Prince of Peace, help us not only remember and honor our veterans, but let us also—with your help, grace and guidance—work together so that there will come a day when there will be no more wars to create more veterans because your rule of peace will reign throughout our land and all lands.
As we look back and honor those who have preserved our peace today, let us look forward to the day when everlasting peace will be ours.
Thank you, Lord, for our veterans, and help us live lives of peace worthy of their sacrifices for us.
God our Father, we offer this prayer to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.