5.29.17 Prayer Prompt: Memorial Day

PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s Memorial Day, and all over America, people will be celebrating a day off work, eating hotdogs and hamburgers, with only a passing acknowledgement of the purpose of the holiday. 

A day set aside as a day of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 

John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” 

And certainly the fallen soldiers we honor today are just that – our friends who laid down their lives on our behalf. 

For many parents, spouses, children, family, and friends – they will spend their day remembering those they lost in the name of freedom. 

But there’s hope for those who died in Christ! 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 says, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” 

Those who died in Christ are with Him, and we will be reunited some day! 

Today, as you pray, thank God for those brave men and women who loved their country better than their own lives. 

Thank Him that we enjoy our freedoms today because they were willing to defend it in front of our enemies. 

Pray that God will comfort those who grieve personal loss because of that sacrifice.

NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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