Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Prayer for Soldiers



We Said A Little Prayer Today


We said a little prayer today
A Prayer for mates who died
And no one here's ashamed to say
There's been some tears we've cried
For good mates full of zest for life
Cut down while in their prime
Amid the war's furore and strife
Now gone before their time
We said a little prayer today
For all their families
And asking Lord for strength that they
Can bear their sadness please!
For parents who have lost a son
And kids who lost their Dad
And wives who've lost beloved ones
So tragic Lord, so sad.

We said a little prayer today
For strength and courage for
The mates And colleagues who must stay
Away to fight this war
We're sure they're sad to lose their friends
So help them bear the strain
That when one day this fighting ends
This cost won't be in vain

We said a little prayer today
For those who sacrifice
Their lives in service in the fray
To pay our freedom's price
O help us God to realise
As tears flow for the lost
Our peace and freedom is the prize
That's won at such a cost

- Padre Jim Cosgrove

5 comments:

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Thank you for this prayer. I said it too. Sorrry I haven't visited in a long time...I've been neglecting my blogs and blog friends lately, No good excuse. November 11th is our Veteran's Day here in the USA. Patrick will be returning from Phoenix that day and I'll have a little treat planned for him. He's a VietNam vet, so I always try to make it up to him for all the abuse those boys got when they returned home back then. Thank your son for his service from an old gray haired American would you?! Good reconnecting with you Carolyn! xx-Cassie (inamazinggraceland.blogspot.com)

Tania @ Out Back said...

Beautiful, beautiful prayer...

Caroline I always think of you every time something happens to our soldiers overseas.

God Bless all the soldiers and their families.

Donna said...

Amen!!!
hughugs

AirmanMom said...

This prayer truly says it all. Thank you so very much for sharing.
God Bless all who serve!
~AM

christian soldier said...

thank you for post the prayer-

Carol-CS

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