God, our loving Father,
Today, the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend, we ask your protection for all who are traveling, for all who will go to the shore, for all who will visit family for picnics and parties. May they use good judgment in their activities for their own safety and for the safety of others.
We ask your protection for the dying and for those who love and care for them.
May their journey to you be peaceful and their time of dying be a healing time.
We ask your protection for all those who serve in the Armed Forces all over the world, especially in the areas of active warfare. Protect their families and bring their loved ones home safely.
We ask your special protection on those who have died in the service of our country and ask a blessing on their families who still mourn their loss.
All these things, Father, we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus.
KM Donohue, OSU