A prayer for our families at Christmas/Hannukkah...
Written by a Blue Star Mom for their banquet. This prayer
is beautifully written and shares what is in our hearts this
Christmas and could easily be adapted for any military
organization or family:
Eternal Father, we come here before You, grateful for the
gift of Your unconditional love. Thankful to You, we offer
our heartfelt prayers for our dear sons and daughters, Your
sons and daughters, who heard Your call to serve You and us
and our great nation.
We ask You to bless them and all those present here who love
them. Bring close to our hearts those who will not be with
us this holiday season, separated from us by the call of
duty. Welcome into the Heavenly kingdom Your brave sons and
daughters who loved their comrades and the security of
others more than their own lives. Grant them joy and
freedom from fear and pain. Send their families the
consolation of knowing those they lost will spend eternity
Hasten the arrival of the day when we will welcome back to
our soil our children, who serve You by protecting those who
cannot protect themselves. Reunite all those torn apart by
war and turmoil; help them to see a brighter future.
Bless us all gathered here. Grant us the strength to be
faithful to You and our children. Help us to be beacons of
light and love to them in these uncertain times. Allow us
to appreciate the great gift our children are; fill our
hearts with pride as they share their gifts with the world.
Give us the strength to wait patiently for their return;
give them the strength to fulfill their mission and return
safely to their homes.
In this season of love and light, bring us closer to those
we love, and bless richly the Blue Star Mothers. Bless
their noble cause, and keep them steadfast in the service of
our armed forces.
We ask you to hear this and all our prayers. Amen
Humbly submitted by: Marianne Wojciechowicz
1st Vice President, Blue Star Mothers of Southern Nevada