Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayers for the Fallen, The Wounded and Their Families



Today I am feeling sad for the fallen soldiers who gave their lives as they readied themselves for deployment, the wounded and all of their families and friends.

Give your loved ones an extra hug today, we do not know what the day may bring...and may God grant those who mourn comfort and peace during this horrible and painful time in their lives. May he heal the wounded and grant them the peace and hope for a world of unconditional love, understanding and love for all.

God Bless the USA

35 comments:

RNSANE said...

Bernie, as I am home this 17 days, in Columbus, GA, home of Ft. Benning, a huge infantry center, I think of all the troops that have been deployed from here since my youth. I left for nursing school in New Orleans at the height of the VietNam war and, since then, so many young men and women have fought in conflicts so far from home. Families has waited, anxiously for their return and many never came back. I have offered so many prayers heavenward for these brave people and their families and I will continue to do so. I wish we did not have war and I will also continue to pray that, one day, there will be no more fighting.

wendyytb said...

Our hearts our with our American friends in this time of sorrow.

Eileen said...

Beautiful post, Bernie.
I join my prayers with yours.
God Bless.
Love and Prayers,
Eileen

cinner said...

Bernie, it is very very sad, my prayers to all their families, the wounded and the fallen. Your right Bernie, we all need to show those we love more now and everyday. Big hug.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I agree with you entirely Bernie - I too feel sad for the fallen soldiers. We have our rememberance Sunday the day after tomorrow. I have a nice memorial photo which I wanted to post but unfortunately it clashes with the Sunday Roast.

Gail said...

Hi BERNIE

Beautifully written. "thank you"

Love Gail
peace and hope for us all

Queenmothermamaw said...

Amen to that. It is so sad.Someone was very distressed.
QMM

Wanda said...

Such a tragedy for so many families...their pain must be so great. I can't understand a person's anger being directed toward innocent others in this way...The world is made so scary by the hate of others sometimes, one never knows what's down the road or around the corner. You can't live scared, but it makes you want to gather and protect everyone you love!

Bernie said...

Carmen, my heart is heavy for everyone, the world should be sad for what touches one touches everyone....so much pain. I do wish there were no wars ever....Hugs

Bernie said...

Wendy, it's a terrible day in history every time one of our young people die in such a tragedy.. I feel helpless so I will pray for all ivolved....Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, every time I think of some mother losing her son or a wife and children losing their husband and father, it just breaks my heart......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

cinner, sometimes I wonder if all this killing will ever stop....everyone is or should be sad over this, I do hope they all get the love and support they need......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, let's all pray for comfort and peace for everyone.....:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

Bernie...you have a loving heart.
Thank you for this blog "Prayers for the Fallen, The Wounded and their Families."
Our hearts are heavy for the tragedy that occurred at Fort Hood Texas on Thursday. Who will ever understand killings such as what happenened this past week. Flags are at half staff until Nov. 10.
I pray for peace on Earth.
Thank you for your love and prayers.
Love,
Jackie

Bernie said...

Eddie, Our Remberance Day in Canada is this Wed. Nov 11th...so much senseless killing, I wonder when it will if ever stop....I will read your Sunday Roast on Monday when I am get back, you are doing an excellent job my friend, hope you and Maria are doing well.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, I think you are right, something must of snapped in that young man's mind, and now so many are in pain and grieving because of it...so sad....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, my heart is so heavy for all those involved in this and then more killing in Orlando today...what is happening? Anger has been bubbling for a while now and I think it is just the beginning of a horrible time in our history. It is so much easier to love....fear creates anger which ressolves nothing. Will talk with you on Monday as I won't be home until late Sunday night. Have a great weekend, luv ya....Hugs to Alivia....:-)

Bernie said...

Jackie, Remberance Day here is Wed. the 11th and I will wear my poppy for those young soldiers as well as our Canadian soldiers...so sad, and again today more killings in Orlando....my retreat will be filled with prayers for everyone.
Will talk with you Monday....Hugs

Valerie said...

Bernie, thank you for this post. It is Remembrance Sunday tomorrow in the UK but I guess none of us are waiting for that to offer our prayers. Currently they are with the families of the latest casualties in this terrible war. Too many brave men dead.

The Retired One said...

Oh Bernie, how nice of you to do this touching post, especially since you aren't living in the USA.
My heart is so heavy from this horrendous act.
I grew up on Air Force bases (my dad was a career AF man), so I can imagine the horror and panic of all of the service people's families as this unfolded. It must have been awful.
You are so sweet to do a tribute and prayer to all of them.
I echo your sentiments and thank you from the bottom of my heart for them.

Diana said...

God bless all of those people and there families. They are in my prayers as well. And bless you too Bernie for your all of your thoughtfulness.
Love Di

Tranquility Speaks said...

May God grant each of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones, strength and comfort from knowing that this separation, is only temporary and that they'd be united again..

Sniffles and Smiles said...

A simply beautiful reminder and tribute, Bernie...Your compassion and love for others inspires me! God bless you, my dear friend...God bless those who fell...God bless their families...praying for all today, and in the days to come. Love you! Janine XO

Barb said...

My heart is heavy to think of the ramifications of this tragedy in terms of the families and children it will touch. The young bride and groom I took photos of while in MI were headed to that base. I don't know them personally, but I thought of him immediately when I heard the breaking news.

Glennis said...

Your prayers can only help all those who are hurting.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

I join you in prayer, in the vision of true understanding, peace, oneness and love.

More Hugs,

Rose Marie

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Bernie said...

Val, so true so many of our young men and women have given their lives, if only their were another way.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, all weekend I kept thinking of these soldiers and their families, so sad to loose even one and their families are in so much pain right now...all I can do is offer my prayers.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, I think most of the world prayed for all the young men and women and their families this weekend, we all feel so helpless but prayers do help.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Tranquility, I love your prayer and pray it along with you....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Janine, I do feel for these young people and their families, they have been on my mind all weekend...I do hope you are feeling well.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb, it is so sad for everyone, even on our retreat this weekend we held these young people and their families in our prayers...:-)
Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Glennis, prayer helps everyone, my heart is so heavy for all involved in this tragedy....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rose Marie, so many have joined together in prayer which is a beautiful thing in itself....:-) Hugs