Prayer for Memorial Day

God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and
put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst
and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve
to be called your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

– from Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers