On this Memorial Day Grant peace to the souls of all those soldiers who died in war. We remember the tears and grief of their families, The pain of mothers, wives, husbands and children Who lost precious loved ones.
To build a meaningful memorial to them, We ask God to give us all the will To work for peace around the world So no more sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers, nor mothers Are slaughtered by the guns and bombs of war.
We ask Mary, who held the lifeless body of her son And was pierced by the sorrow of his suffering and death, To grant us the compassion and wisdom to affirm life And honor the dead through forgiveness and peace making.
May God have mercy on the souls of the departed. Grant them peace, O Lord.
May we have mercy on the living. Grant us peace, O Lord. In Your name we pray. Amen.