A prayer for deceased military

The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands. Photo: Bert Beckers/Shutterstock

Prayer for Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.


Source: Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers Revised Edition (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2007)

Additional prayers for the military can be found here.

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