The Passionists join with our fellow Americans in celebrating all those in the armed services who have fallen in the line of duty. Many of our Passionists throughout the years have served as chaplains and know from their own first-hand experience the great responsibility these men and women have shouldered. We owe them an incalculable gift of gratitude. Please join us in remembering these fallen heroes.
Prayer for Those Who Have Fallen in Battle
All Powerful God,
We honor today those men and women—
Our sons and daughters,
Husbands and wives,
Fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers—
Who have laid down their life for their country.
Whether weary or emboldened, quiet or defiant,
Vulnerable or ready when You called them home,
Their sacrifice is too humbling for words
except these uttered in prayer.
Loving Lord, bless them forever in Your eternal peace.
Let the sounds of strife, the cries of battle, the wounds of war
be calmed for all eternity in Your loving and endless grace.
Let these great warriors find rest at last,
Ever reminded that we who are left behind
Cherish their spirit, honor their commitment,
send them our love,
and will never forget the service that they gave.