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    A Prayer for Our Veterans

    Eternal and Loving God, we are so thankful for the men and women that You have raised up to serve our country with honor, dignity and commitment in the past and present, in war time and times of peace, in combat or on the home front. We remember them today as they have served with honor, dignity, courage and commitment.

    We ask You to bless them in the sacrifices they have made to give of themselves for the cause of freedom. We ask You to surround them and their families with your love and protection as many continue to serve on the front lines.

    In their times of loneliness and despair, we ask You to be their unseen hand that will lift them up to see a brighter day. We remember those who have lost their lives in service, and we applaud their selfless acts as well as their families that released them to serve. As You have blessed this nation as the land of the free and the home of the brave, we extend this blessing to every branch of our military, and ask that your continued strength and power be with us in the days ahead.

    We thank You that their service has not been in vain, and we salute them with honor today and every day. Believing that You are willing and able to hear and answer, we ask in Jesus Name, Amen.

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    I am a Sheep Dog, ... Wolves Beware !

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    Amen, and thank you for the prayers

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    Here is probably my favorite poem (not much into poetry). I thought it would be fitting for Memorial Day.

    (Author Unknown)

    The soldier stood and faced his God
    Which must always come to pass
    He hoped his shoes were shining
    Just as brightly as his brass

    "Step foward now you soldier,
    How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek,
    And to my church have you been true?"

    The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
    "No Lord, I guess I ain't,
    Because those of us who carry guns,
    Can't always be saints

    "I've had to work most Sundays
    And at times my talk was tough
    And sometimes I've been violent
    Because the streets were awfully rough"

    But I never took a penny,
    That was'nt mine to keep
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills just got to steep,

    And I never passed a cry for help
    Although, at times I shook with fear
    And sometimes, God forgive
    I've wept unmanly tears

    I know I don't deserve a place
    Among the people here
    That never wanted me around
    Except to calm there fears

    If you have a place for me here O' Lord
    It needn't be so grand
    I've never expected, or had so much
    But if you don't I'll understand"

    There was a silence all around the throne
    Where the Saints had often trod
    As this soldier waited quietly
    For the judgment from his God

    "Step foward now you soldier,
    You've borne your burdens well
    Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
    You've done your time in Hell"

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    Amen. And to all of those who have lost their lives, peace be with them.

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