Prayer for Vietnam Land Clearers 2023

Father God, thanking you for your Grace and Mercy. Asking you Dear Lord, to forgive us of our sins. We come to thank you, for your watching over us and our families each and every day of our lives. You have been good to us. For you brought us a mighty long way through the jungles of Vietnam.
As we find ourselves more aged some fifty+ years later, the reflection of our health tells the whole story. We had some of us who did not make it back in one piece. We pray for them as a whole, because they were a part of us. We share the power of unity and togetherness. For, “United We Stand and Divided we Fall.”
This prayer is for all of the Land Clearing Units that served in Vietnam. We pray for continued good health, and strength. We all have something in common: we check in each day at the VA, we have medical problems, and take medications to continue to stay alive. Even though we have some sleepless nights, the PTSD, and agent-orange that just won’t let go…We continue to be grateful, for the rising and setting of the sun. We still have God on our side. I continue to pray for all of our brothers and sisters who are reading this prayer. I pray for the ones that are sick and suffering from the elements of life’s circumstances. I pray for all who have served our country, and for those who are no longer with us.
Father God, we are getting ready to have another reunion, at Branson Missouri. Thank you, Lord, for another opportunity, to come together and allow us to share our memories, laughter, and tears. Strengthen all those who will make this trip, and those who cannot, in a very special way.
We love you Lord, and ask that you continue to watch over us, inspire us with noble hope, strengthen our faith; and permit our love for justice and righteousness to grow daily, in your name we pray…AMEN.
We pray for your safety, and may the Higher Power no matter how you perceive that, bless each one of you for your service to your country! May God’s love continue to flow with every one of you throughout our lives.

Peace. Shalom, Salam, Santi.
Rev. Chaplain Willie Springer, MAPT
Veterans Outreach Coordinator