O God, our refuge and our strength, mercifully regard Thy
cry to Thee, and turn away the scourges of Thy anger, which we justly
deserve for our sins. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
From all dangers, deliver us, O Lord.
O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of so great
that, by reason of the frailty of our nature, we cannot stand upright,
grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer
for our sins we may overcome through Thine assistance. Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Thou hast permitted me to be struck, but Thou hast saved me
For the sake of my beloved parents, and for my own sake, I thank Thee
from the bottom of my heart.
During the long hours of inaction, may my thoughts often turn
Support those who do not have hope and and true faith and bring to them
into Thy fold, as the Good Shepherd. May there be no more
wars, never any more. Change the hearts that are in men that they may
feel like brothers and not kill one another.
PRAYER FOR A DYING COMRADE
We pray that this comrade's heart may not be
troubled. His strength is going, and he has suffered a great deal, but
he is not afraid. Grant that his sins be forgiven by Thee, and
that all trials are past for him.
May he not worry about his family, which he loves dearly. He dies believing in Thee, as he has lived, believing in Thee. May Thy face and the happiness of eternal life shine splendidly before his eyes.
COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD
Remember, O Lord, Thy servants, (name them),
who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep
Our Father, Who art in Heaven: give us, we pray Thee, the
the strength to stamp out the threat of paganism and slavery that hangs
over the world today.
Be merciful to all those who have died in the service of our country.
Console those who have lost their loved ones in the struggle.
Help our fighting men to be always clean of heart and therefore unafraid.
Soothe the wounded in battle.
Sustain the courage of those who suffer persecution for conscience' sake.
Have pity on all who have been insulted, robbed, tortured, defiled, enslaved by their conquerors.
Grant wisdom to our leaders, civil and military,
that they may most effectively direct our efforts, at home and abroad.
Teach us all to walk humbly with Thee, so that we may be worthy to conquer,
and having conquered may build a peace with justice, under the Fatherhood of God.