On this somber day, we pray for those who gave their lives in service of their country.
It is a common custom to visit the graves of relatives on this day, honoring especially those who were veterans. Here is a simple prayer from the USCCB to pray for those deceased veterans, recognizing their sacrifice and praying that they may be conducted into the loving arms of their Heavenly Father.
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their
lives in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son
they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Looking for more prayers? Check out our page of “Prayers for a Particular Need.”
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