today we ask that You send Your grace
in abundance to the men and women serving
in our armed forces ---
those deployed to fight wars
in foreign lands and those serving in posts
within our country. Through
Your grace, God, help them know
that they are appreciated and respected.
May they sense Your active presence
in their lives when they are put in harm's way,
and may the prayers of a grateful
nation fortify them.
By Your grace, Lord, keep them safe,
and teach them to serve with honor.
In Jesus' Name.