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Posted on 11/22/2006 7:56:51 PM PST by ma bell
THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR OUR SOLDIERS
Today we gather around the dinner table with family and friends to share good food, warm laughter, and the happy memories of Thanksgivings past. But for many families, whose loved ones serve in the Armed Forces, this year's Thanksgiving celebration will not be complete.
A familiar voice will not be heard and a chair at the table will remain empty because, they have someone far from home serving our country.
Today also, members of the Army, Marines, Navy, Airforce and Coastguard (men and women, Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard alike) will gather in mess halls or in tents across the globe as friends and comrades to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
So, as those of us who are blessed to be with our families celebrate and give thanks, let us remember in our prayers the homes that have an empty chair at the table and also offer a special prayer of thanksgiving and ask Gods Blessings for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, whose service and sacrifice will, we further pray, make the world a better and safer place. And a very special prayer dear God, for those homes that have an empty chair that will forever remain vacant and for those servicemen and women who have come back to us, may their sacrifice not have been in vain.
Oh God, when I have food, help me remember the hungry. When I have a home, help me remember the homeless. When I am with friends and family who love me, help me remember those who are friendless and shunned. And remembering, help me destroy my complacency, move my heart and reach out by word and deed to those who cry out for what we take for granted.
God bless them all. Present, past and future. With a special prayer for the grunts.
Here is the link to a great Thanksgiving video that goes along with your post. I found it to be very moving.
God bless the men and women of the United States military, past and present, those who have fallen, and their families!
God Bless Them One and All!
Bump, thanks for the ping.
God Bless our brave American troops! We can never thank them enough for fighting to defend our freedoms, that so many people take for granted and putting their lives on the line every day. May they all have a great thanksgiving and be safe.
Thank you for the link. That video is great. Thanks again.
Prayers for our soldiers past and present. God Bless them all.
Without Americans such as these, there would BE NO Thanksgiving.
"THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR OUR SOLDIERS"
Amen...and thank you for posting this. Pray for them all, we should.
Thanks, Theresa. We will keep them in our hearts and in our prayers.
A pause to appreciate Freedom and those who make it possible.
Thank you from Afghanistan.
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