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A Prayer for Memorial Day

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Heavenly Father, On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "Mormons believe that we refer to god as "heavenly father" because he is the father of our souls now and before we all came to earth.  They believe we lived with him before the world began, in pre-existence.Work Cited:http://donny.com/my_beliefs/why-do-you-call-god-heavenly-father-folded-arms-when-praying-and-why-dont-you-observe-lent-2/"
2 Sarah R = "Romans 5:6-8  6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Philippians 2:5-85 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death—        even death on a cross!"
3 Sara Di Diego = "In 2 Samuel 1:12, David and his troops mourn their fallen enemies.  Even though they won through King Saul's death, they still wept and fasted.  Thus David should be an example for us to bless all families of fallen troops, and especially the families of our enemies."
4 Cary W = "We each contribute to world peace or unrest and division with how we treat ourselves, our families and our neighbors.  How we live each day does effect all the world around us."
5 Ben N = "When we are truly united in love with people of every nation and color and culture and creed, then there can be no more war, for there will be no enemy, no one to fight. We will be one family, the children of God."
6 Sara Di Diego = "Prophets in the Old Testament understood that the purpose of war had become a punishment for rebellious Israelites.  Thus they dreamed of a world without war, and thus a god-fearing nation.Work Cited:http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_war.htm"
7 Sarah R = "John 14:13, 14 "And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.""
8 Ben N = "John 15:16 "...whatever you ask in my name, the Father will give you.""