Heavenly Father, I lift up to you all the Veterans of the Armed Forces. The men and women who gave unselfishly Serving 24/7 365 days a year For the freedoms this country holds dearly. I pray you fill their minds with peace When there is turmoil and confusion. Replace the anger from the evil they’ve seen With the righteous anger of your children. When they feel lost and completely alone, I pray they sense your presence always near. In the nights when anxiety and nightmares linger, Help them remember they have nothing to fear. If they start to question why they’re still alive, Gently guide them to your plan each day. When they don’t like who they’ve become, Let them be overwhelmed by your acceptance, I pray. When they try to run from you and their life, Show them they can’t escape your love. Fill them with the hope, peace, mercy, and grace, Showered down from above. Lord, help us to accept, support, and encourage them, As they adjust to the new normal they live. I pray we never overlook their tremendous sacrifices, And all they were willing to give. I thank you for their example of loyalty and courage. I pray we honor, and lift them up in prayer daily. Lord, thank you for blessing the United States of America, Through the Veterans of the United States Military.