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THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR OUR SOLDIERS
email | 23 Nov 2006 | unkown

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 God’s 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.

THANKSGIVING PRAYER

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: prayer; soldiers; thanksgiving

1 posted on 11/22/2006 7:56:52 PM PST by ma bell
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To: ma bell

God bless them all. Present, past and future. With a special prayer for the grunts.


2 posted on 11/22/2006 7:59:48 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ma bell

Amen.


3 posted on 11/22/2006 8:01:05 PM PST by MNJohnnie (I do not forgive Senator John McCain for helping destroy everything we built since 1980.)
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To: ma bell

Here is the link to a great Thanksgiving video that goes along with your post. I found it to be very moving.

http://www.grizzlypoint.com/tg/2006tdm1.html

God bless the men and women of the United States military, past and present, those who have fallen, and their families!

Happy Thanksgiving!


4 posted on 11/22/2006 8:01:41 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: ma bell; StarCMC; Bethbg79; bentfeather; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma; ...

God Bless Them One and All!


5 posted on 11/22/2006 8:01:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Bump, thanks for the ping.


6 posted on 11/22/2006 8:06:53 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar cause I can....)
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To: All; jwalsh07; ma bell

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The Words
http://www.Freerepublic.com/~ALOHARONNIE


The Pictures
http://www.RickRescorla.com/The%20Statue.htm


The Heroism
http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361


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7 posted on 11/22/2006 8:08:29 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
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To: ma bell; SandRat
God Bless our military men and women, past and present.


8 posted on 11/22/2006 8:09:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: ma bell

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.


9 posted on 11/22/2006 8:13:42 PM PST by JewishConservative
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To: ma bell
Amen to that. And may HE keep HIS Almighty hand over each one of them as they each day do what they must do. Tis getting cold in both main theators of the GWOT. Some of these soldiers and Marines will not be sleeping in nice warm barracks.
Some do not get regular warm meals or showers, simply because of where they are located.
10 posted on 11/22/2006 8:18:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Theresawithanh

Thank you for the link. That video is great. Thanks again.


11 posted on 11/22/2006 8:20:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (America! It's off with the desert BDUs and on with the lavender burqas!!!)
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To: ma bell

Prayers for our soldiers past and present. God Bless them all.


12 posted on 11/22/2006 8:32:35 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: ma bell

Without Americans such as these, there would BE NO Thanksgiving.


13 posted on 11/22/2006 8:36:02 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: ma bell

"THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR OUR SOLDIERS"

Amen...and thank you for posting this. Pray for them all, we should.


14 posted on 11/22/2006 8:36:14 PM PST by mutley
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To: Theresawithanh

Thanks, Theresa. We will keep them in our hearts and in our prayers.


15 posted on 11/22/2006 8:41:01 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: ma bell

A pause to appreciate Freedom and those who make it possible.


16 posted on 11/22/2006 8:43:54 PM PST by Socratic (Give me web-journalists, not MSM cut and paste hacks.)
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To: ma bell

Thank you from Afghanistan.


17 posted on 11/22/2006 8:58:56 PM PST by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: ma bell


18 posted on 11/22/2006 9:08:05 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: ma bell

prayers given


19 posted on 11/22/2006 9:13:56 PM PST by ezoeni
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To: AlaskaErik; SandRat

I Am Giving Thanks For All Who Serve Our Country

~Prayers For Our Troops~

20 posted on 11/22/2006 9:14:19 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Theresawithanh

May God bless our troops abroad and at home, and those who wait for them.

Thank you for linking to the video. I'm going to try to take it to our Thanksgiving dinner today.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!


21 posted on 11/22/2006 9:15:14 PM PST by madison10 (If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray...I will heal their land.)
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To: ma bell

Amen!


22 posted on 11/22/2006 9:26:22 PM PST by dandelion
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To: ma bell

Father God,

We are so grateful for the courage and selflessness of our brave troops.

Extend your guidance and protection over all of them today and every day, Lord God, that your kingdom of love, grace and mercy may inhabit all the earth.

Send your Holy Spirit to each of them and their families at home, Lord, to comfort and strengthen them until their loved one returns, and to be in their midst as they learn and grow in your spirit.

Father, we remember all those who have gone before us and pray that you lift them to your highest heaven.

Finally, we pray for our enemies, Lord, and for all their captive peoples. Bring the light of your Son and our Savior into their hearts and minds.

In Jesus' holy name,

Amen!


23 posted on 11/22/2006 9:47:33 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: ma bell

A special place in our hearts and prayers for our military and their families. Blessings on them all.


24 posted on 11/22/2006 10:06:10 PM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: ma bell

Amen. And a special prayer for those in the Secret Service now.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!!


25 posted on 11/22/2006 10:24:09 PM PST by Rte66
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To: SandRat

Please, Please...

Keep and revere the empty chair.

Do honor and show respect to those who cannot share it with us, cuz their duty calls.

Semper Fi


26 posted on 11/22/2006 11:15:17 PM PST by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...)
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To: AlaskaErik

Bless you...


27 posted on 11/22/2006 11:15:51 PM PST by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...)
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To: ma bell

They ALL are always in my prayers.


28 posted on 11/23/2006 4:55:55 AM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270, God Bless America and All Who Have and Will Defend Her.)
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To: ma bell; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; steveegg; WestCoastGal; tubebender; ...

Pinging the entire list for prayers and thanks to the troops.


29 posted on 11/23/2006 5:04:43 AM PST by WestCoastGal (Winners Never Quit!!)
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To: ma bell; WestCoastGal
May the Lord Bless and Keep all those that venture into Harm's Way.

A special Thanksgiving blessing for those overseas, at home, and the families that await their return.

30 posted on 11/23/2006 5:14:44 AM PST by SouthTexas (Nature's answer to global warming---snow.)
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To: ma bell

Tissue alert...http://www.iwo.com/heroes.htm


31 posted on 11/23/2006 5:16:46 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: ma bell

Amen.


32 posted on 11/23/2006 5:18:19 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (What would Reagan do?)
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To: mystery-ak

Very cool. Thanks for the link. It's funny, none of those men and women appeared to be "stuck" in Iraq. I guess the only people who feel "stuck" when fighting for freedom are moronic, high society, blowhard DemocRATic Senators from Massachusetts.


33 posted on 11/23/2006 8:36:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (America! It's off with the desert BDUs and on with the lavender burqas!!!)
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To: ma bell

Prayers lifted.


34 posted on 11/23/2006 12:28:39 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: WestCoastGal; SouthTexas; glock rocks; NormsRevenge
Ran across this Believe it or Not story in a local paper tonight... IT'S A SMALL SMALL WORLD
35 posted on 11/23/2006 9:01:50 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender

Thanks. That was a good story and definitely proof we live in a small world!


36 posted on 11/23/2006 10:09:23 PM PST by SouthTexas (Nature's answer to global warming---snow.)
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To: ma bell

Prayers for the safety and well-being of our troops and Thanksgiving that there still exist brave men who are willing to sacrifice everything for the defense of our country.


37 posted on 11/23/2006 10:12:46 PM PST by TAdams8591
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