Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and
keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and
abroad, living and departed. Defend them day by day with your
heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations;
give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant
them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.