Prayers for Our Veterans

For Veterans:

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for the selfless service
of those who gave their lives to protect our nation,
preserve our freedoms,
and restore peace in the face of brutal aggressors.
Grant relief to those who continue
to experience emotional or physical agony
from their days of combat.
Give us a sense of responsibility for their welfare.
Comfort those who mourn
for loved ones who died
while performing their duty to our country.
Enlist all who are in our military forces
into your church militant,
that they may pledge eternal loyalty to Christ,
our King, and know his peace. Amen (from wels.net)

For Deceased Veterans:

O God,
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans
who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection
of your Son they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen (from catholic.org)