Veterans Day Prayer For Our Military
Family Members Who Served
Memorial Day Prayer for Our Military and Military Families
Heavenly Father, Today is yours. We thank you for giving us this beautiful opportunity to honor the men and women who so bravely served this country in the past as well as in the present. Father we ask you to bless and strengthen those brave souls who selflessly give of themselves without asking anything in return. We ask you to heal our wounded warriors who returned home in pain after they gave their all for this great land. Bless them. Restore their souls. Heal their bodies. Bring salvation to the lost.
Father we ask you to bless the families of our military who stay behind while their loved one goes into battle. Keep them safe and provide for their needs according to your abundance. Lord, we pray for a special blessing upon the families whose loved one gave his or her life to this country. Keep them safe and comfort their hearts.
Lord, we ask you to anoint our Chaplains and others who bring the Word to our military. Bless their ministry and bring a great harvest of souls from their efforts.
Father, we ask you to forgive the sins of this nation as well as the sins of the leaders who have forgotten how to pray. Have mercy on all Americans and bring us to a state of repentance in these difficult times. We ask you to forgive our pride as a nation and deliver us from the evil that has come upon us. You alone are righteous and holy. You alone are worthy of praise. We thank you for hearing our prayer! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Rone Extended Family and Ancestors Who Served
- Christopher Grimet 82nd Airborne Fort Bragg and Iraq
- Dennis Rone Army
- Clark Rone Army Germany
- Gerald McCool Air Force Saudi Arabia
- Steven McCool Air Force
- Jerry McCool Air Force
- Wayne McCool Army Austria
- George W. Rone Marines Hawaii
- Fidel Meza Mireles WWII
- James O. Mitchell 82nd Airborne, Army
- Luther Johnson, Sr. WWI
- Jackson Rone 1865 Tennessee Union Civil War
- Mackie Rone 1847 Mexican American War
- Frederick Fisher Battle of King's Mountain American Revolution
- John Fisher Battle of King's Mountain American Revolution
There are others who served but I do not know their names or affiliation. Several McCool cousins have recently and are currently serving in the armed forces.
Where They Served
Gerald McCool served in Air Force.
Luther Johnson, Sr.
Wounded Warriors and Military
Our war on terror was begun by a man named Osama Bin Ladin over 10 years ago during the Bush Administration. Because of this attack our country has fought a war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Our gallant warriors stepped up to serve as volunteers to keep this country safe. Many of these warriors have not returned home but many who returned have suffered mental and physical trauma that will afflict them and their families for the remainder of their lives. Please take time to say a prayer for peace and for our Wounded Warriors and their families. If you can, donate to their cause. They will need our help for a lifetime.
George Washington: Man of Prayer
Legend tells us that during the military occupation of Valley Forge, General George Washington was overheard in fervent prayer in the woods by a Quaker named Isaac Potts. Potts recounted his experience to his wife and changed his political affiliation from Tory to Whig on the basis of the prayer he heard in the woods that day. There are many versions of this story but the well established fact is that Potts definitely became a supporter of General Washington that day because he believed that God would use such a man who prayed fervently for his soldiers.
Washington's Inaugeral Address 30 April 1789
(Excerpt: Paragraph 2)
Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with a humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
(Excerpt Paragraph 4)
I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the oeconomy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Prayer Part of The American Experience
Our Founding Fathers believed in prayer. They were not ashamed to seek guidance and benevolance from the Most High God. We should not be ashemed to follow their footsteps and seek the favor of God during our current tumultuous history.
- Transcription: Washington's Inaugural Address
Washington's Inaugural address, April 20, 1789
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