Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Prayers & Reflections for May 11

The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

Occasional Prayers


Our Father who art in heaven: Give us, we pray Thee, the courage and the strength to stamp out the threat of paganism and slavery that hangs over the world today.

Be merciful to all who have died in the service of our country. Console those who have lost their loved ones in the struggle.

Help our fighting men to be always clean of heart and therefore unafraid. Soothe the wounded in battle. Sustain the courage of those who suffer persecution for conscience' sake.

Have pity on all who have been insulted, robbed, tortured, defiled, enslaved by their conquerors. Grant wisdom to our leaders, civil and military, that they may most effectively direct our efforts, at home and abroad.

Teach us all to walk humbly with Thee, so that we may be worthy to conquer, and having conquered, may build a peace with justice, based on the Brotherhood of Man, under the Fatherhood of God.

[Continued tomorrow]
The Armor of God
Reflections and Prayers for Wartime

by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen
(C) 1943, P.J. Kenedy & Sons

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