Prayer for the week of May 24th
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Lord on this Memorial Day weekend, we pause to give thanks for all those who have served all of us in our military, and have indeed laid down their lives in their service to us.
May we be good care-takers of this nation that they have given us to steward.
We also think of those families who are missing family members, who have passed in the line of duty. We ask your peace to be upon them.
For the veterans among us who have served, we give thanks and ask that you would walk with them. Coming home, unfortunately can be a difficult task for some.
We also ask you to watch over and protect those who are currently serving us all in the: Military, Law Enforcement, EMS, Medical fields and a variety of necessary, life sustaining fields.
As our nation struggles to move forward, help us to remain support of one another, and grant us the patients we need to move at the proper pace.
We ask You to give our leaders accurate information and solid wisdom to make good decisions.
May we all learn things from this experience and not give into bitterness and frustration. And we pray against division among us.
For the ill, we pray for healing. For the health, we ask for protection.