Veterans Day Prayer

Spirit of Life, Source of all love:

On this Veterans Day,
we long for the blessing of eros.
We long for life-giving love
to sweep across the face of the earth
and make war a distant memory.

May we be a people
who bring such love into the world.

May we open our hearts to veterans
and be willing to hear their stories.
May we make them welcome in our midst.
May we sit with them
as they make sense of their experience.

May we offer them the love
that heals all wounds,
binds all that is broken,
and wipes away all tears.

May we honor veterans
by building the world they most need.

May it be so. Blessed be.