Lord God, Almighty Father, creator of mankind and author of peace, as we are ever mindful of the cost paid for the liberty we possess, we ask you to bless the members of our Armed Forces, our veterans, with your love on this, their day. Give them also an awareness of our gratitude and support for they are a national treasure. 

We pray also for those who currently serve our country in the military. Please give them courage, hope and strength, we pray.

May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love and compassionate healing.
Be their power and protector, leading them from darkness to light. To you, Loving Father, be all glory, honor and praise, through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

--Adapted from a prayer on usccb.org