Monday, May 27, 2013

with heartfelt gratitude on memorial day

friends as we take some time today to enjoy a day with family and friends
may we not forget the true meaning for today's holiday from work and school. 

~memorial day~
a day to pause and express our gratitude and honor for those who have paid the ultimate price
and for those who are serving across our world to keep us the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Dear God, 
We come to you today so grateful that we live in a nation where we have the freedom to worship you,
to gather in churches and in homes together with other Christians and know we are safe. 
We thank you whole heartedly for the men and women who defend that freedom among so many others.
We thank you for their dedication and sacrifice, we thank you for their families.
We pray for strength, support, and safety for these precious people.
We lift them up to you, you know each of their names, may they feel our respect and support. 
In Your name we pray. 

If you know a veteran, be sure to say thank you! It would mean the world to them.
If you have children at home, before heading off to the beach or the park or the neighbors BBQ, take a minute and discuss with them this important holiday. 

Enjoy yourselves today! We're off for some fun!
What are you doing?

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