A prayer for Memorial Day

Holy God, your love is stronger than death,
and your life-giving power has no end.
We commend to your eternal care
all who have died in the service of others,
even as we lament the violence of war.
Comfort and sustain all those who mourn.
Heal the wounded body, mind, and spirit.
Bring justice, freedom, and dignity to all people
and bring an end to war throughout the earth
so that all may know your promised peace;
through Christ, the resurrection and the life.

The Rev. David Gambrell, Associate for Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the author of this prayer. It appears in Justice and Peace Shall Kiss, a worship resource produced by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

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