Memorial Day Weekend Prayer

Heavenly Father, as we begin this weekend of remembrance of our departed love ones, especially those who died in service of our nation and its security we ask your blessings: Please welcome and keep in your loving embrace our cherished loved ones who have died and grant that we who miss and mourn them may be comforted. Protect all who have served our freedom and security in their duties and especially those who have been harmed in that service. Help them and their families in their hardships. Watch over all of us this day as we traditionally begin our nation’s summer season in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic. Help us to be mindful of our needs and those of others. Watch over our parish and all of you people as we reopen our church for Eucharist. Keep us safe and secure. May the Feast of the Ascension which we celebrate these days remind us of our call to always be active in your service and to promote the Way of your Son by what we say and do. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN