In observance of Memorial Day, we offer this prayer given on May 25, 2015 by UCC Chaplain Ted Randall, U.S. Army Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery.
"Taps" is offered by a young man from our congregation who was inspired to create it to honor this Memorial Day. It was featured in our Sunday services on May 24, 2020.
"Creator God, it is in a spirit of love and community that we pause on this Memorial Day to remember the lives lost and the lives forever changed. In doing so, may we also remember your great love for us. May we remember that there is no greater demonstration of love than choosing to lay down one’s life for another. May our somber celebrations this day honor those who made that choice and the many more willing to do so if called upon. May we remember that even in the darkest days of war, terror, or sorrow, you promise to sustain us, to give us strength, and to provide us with a deep and abiding peace.
In safeguarding the legacy of those who paid the ultimate price, may we become ever more vigilant in our love for others, our nation, and the cause of freedom, justice, and peace throughout the world." Amen.
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