Is "Thank you" enough for a veteran who lost a leg?
Is "I'm sorry" enough for a young widow whose husband was killed in action?
Is "If you need anything, call" enough for a young soldier so far from home?
Prayer for Those Paying the Greatest Price
Gracious and Loving God,
This week many loved ones will turn to you
in worship and prayer.
Be with those families that have paid the greatest price.
Be with those who have lost a loved one.
Encircle them in Your loving arms.
May they know that millions of Americans
are praying for them.
Together may their sorrows be halved
as willingly we carry this burden for them.
Fill us with compassion and grace.
In this mission of prayer we will never cease.
So be it and amen.
Chaplain Patrick McLaughlin, CDR, USN