CHICAGO (July 1, 2017) Retired Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Joseph Engfer, from Ranchester, Wyoming, gives his daughter a ride around the basketball court during the 2017 Warrior Games at McCormick Place in Chicago. Team Navy is made up of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor, the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support to their families.
Photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex Van’t Leven
God of peace,
we pray for those who have served our nation
and have laid down their lives
to protect and defend our freedom.
We pray for those who have fought,
whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories
too painful for the light of day.
We pray for those who serve us now,
especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger
and bring them home.
Turn the hearts and minds
of our leaders and our enemies
to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.
Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!
May the peace you left us,
the peace you gave us,
be the peace that sustains,
the peace that saves us.
Christ Jesus, hear us!
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!
Courtesy of the Concord Pastor