Romans 13:7, NIV
Give to everyone what you owe them...if honor, then honor.
In the Old Testament, God commanded His people to put down "memorial stones" as reminders of past national victories. Every time they or future generations passed by a memorial, they would remember the mighty things God had done and honor the people who gave their lives for others. All throughout the Scripture, we see that God blesses an attitude of honor. To show honor simply means that you give respect and recognition to others with your attitude, actions, and words.
Today, we recognize Memorial Day as a time when we honor all the brave men and women who have given their lives in service for this country. As we remember them, let's honor the gift of freedom they have given us by saying thank you with our actions and choosing to love and honor others. Let's also honor all those who are serving in our armed forces and their families who are sacrificing so much today. Let's pray for God's peace, protection, and provision over every area of their lives.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for this special day to honor the men and women who have given their lives to secure and keep our freedom as a nation. Thank You that You are with our soldiers and their families wherever they go. Protect and provide for them, and help them to know Your peace that passes understanding. In Jesus' Name, Amen