Grant a courageous heart,
a quick mind,
and a serene spirit
to those now in our armed forces,
ready to offer their talents,
and if necessary their lives,
for the cause of truth, justice, and liberty.
Keep them close to You
in every way.
Make them always,
even in these difficult circumstances,
true witnesses to Your
goodness, love, and compassion.
And finally, bring them safely back
to their homes and families.