Sunday to Monday / Remember

As we pause to lift our hearts and minds in prayer, let us be mindful of those who laid down their lives in the service of their country. O God we ask your strength, that we might dedicate ourselves to protecting your kingdom of peace and justice among nations. Let us give thanks for the many blessings of freedom which we possess, purchased at the cost of many lives and sacrifices. Fill us with courage to fulfill our task and in no way break faith with the fallen. We commend these fallen to your mercy and ask that you give them eternal rest. This we ask and pray in your name. Amen
From Refuge and Strength –Prayers for the military and their families, Theodore W Edwards, 2008

Reflection and discussion for your Memorial Day and week. 

  • How big of a problem is it that people feel “orphaned”? When have you felt orphaned? (John 14:18)
  • What does it mean that Jesus promises we are not “orphaned” and that he is with us? (John 14:18,19)
  • Who is your greatest” advocate”? Why do we need “advocates”? How significant for you is that Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to be your “Advocate”? (John 14:16)
  • Make “love’ and keeping the “commandments” a renewed focal point of your days this week and ponder how life is transformed by Jesus through his teaching. (john 14:21)
  • Pray for the lives that have served our country even unto death so we can worship with freedom this day.

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