Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Dear Heavenly Father,
As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes and your peace, provision and strength to fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus.
(Author Unknown)

Psalm 108:3 (New American Standard Bible)
3I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.


Dean H. said...

Amen to this post, Karen. The Pledge Of Allegiance isn't heard often enough or loudly enough these days. Pride in America mus be restored before it's forever lost.

Strangely,I was thinking these thoughts today...before I came to your blog.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Dean. I agree! We have lost so much of what makes us the United States of America - I hope it turns around soon!