For Protection from Our Enemies
O Almighty God, the supreme Governor of
all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it
belongs justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly
repent; Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of
our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defense, may be preserved
evermore from all perils to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all
victory; through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Fallen in Wartime
Holy Lord, almighty and eternal God, hear
our prayers for your servants, whom you have summoned out of this world.
Forgive their sins and failings and grant them a place of refreshment,
light, and peace. Let them pass unharmed through the gates of death to
dwell with the blessed in light, as you promised to Abraham and his
children for ever. Accept them into your safekeeping and on the great
day of judgment raise them up with all the saints to inherit your
eternal kingdom. Amen.
Lord our God, you are always faithful and
quick to show mercy. Our brothers and sisters were suddenly and
violently taken from us. Come swiftly to their aid, have mercy on them
and comfort their families and friends by the power and protection of
the Cross. Amen.