In the world in which we are living now, when one day seems much like the other, the idea of a three-day weekend seems a bit pointless. But it is important to remember why this is a holiday — not to kick off the summer season, but to remember those who have given their lives for our country. And so I offer this prayer for Memorial Day:
God, the King of Glory, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give you thanks for all those who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant them your mercy and the light of your presence; give us a sense of your will and purpose, that we may understand that the work you have begun in them will be perfected through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, in whom all strife is resolved. Amen.
As always, we will gather this evening at 8 for live-streamed prayers. Below is the service we will be using this week.
See you then.