Prayer for Those in Armed Forces

Heavenly Father, be with our men and women as they serve our country. When they are faced with danger, give them the courage of Michael the Archangel, who was victorious over evil. When our soldiers are faced with difficult choices give them the discernment of St. Martin of Tours, the soldier who remembered to aid the meek and helpless. When our soldiers are injured or forced to the sidelines, give them the guidance you gave to St. Ignatius of Loyola, who turned a time of pain and recovery from a war wound into a new life of trust in you.