Prayer for Our Nation and Military Servants
God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for your glory and dwell among your people.
Send your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing your will.
We commend to your love, providence, and protection all those who have served our Nation in the past and those who serve Her now. We ask that your abundant mercy has been with those who lost their lives on battlefields and in the aftermath of war. We ask that you put a shield of grace around those who serve us now. In all cases, may all that they do bring glory and honor to you and protect the rights and freedoms that belong to every human person.
We ask for the maternal beatitude and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and beseech that she confide to the folds of her mantle all those whom we love. May her garment become for them a safe harbor physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
We offer this prayer in confidence to you, Father, and in the name of Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.