Author and Giver of Peace,
We ask your blessing and mercy upon
Our soldiers, veterans,
Men and women protecting home
Answering the call to action,
Willing to fight even bitter conflict
Fighting for our lives and freedoms,
Prepared to give their lives,
In serving us they serve you well.
Thank you for your blessings,
Upon our veterans, our soldiers, upon us all.
Thank these, our heroes,
Reward abundantly their sacrifice.
Grant them peace of mind,
Comfort their hearts,
Heal all their wounds,
Give them strength.
Encourage them in all difficulties.
Guide and protect their travels.
Protect their family and loved ones.
May your guidance and blessings
Be with them wherever they go,
Whatever they do.
When earthly life is over,
Bring our veterans home to heaven.
There to receive a rich reward,
Enjoy your blessed presence,
Rejoice in your eternal peace,
And be re-united with loved ones.
Heavenly Father, you promise,
No more suffering, death, and war.
No more hurt, doubt, confusion.
But only joy and happiness,
Reward, refreshment, and reunion,
With all the armies of heaven,
The angels and saints,
Our ancestors in the faith,
Our loved ones gone before us,
We ask you, Heavenly Father,
Welcome our veterans home,
To our true homeland country,
The Land of Peace and Rest
Poem by Paul Berchtold
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