National Day of Prayer Website God bless and keep you. And may God bless and protect our leaders , America, and all our citizens. Amen.
While it is my desire that God bless each and everyone of His children, I often think of the following passage: "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." (John 15:12-13 (NIV)) To this end, I want to pray and wish many blessings, to those in our world who willingly walk into harm's way for the sake of others. In particular, those who serve as soldiers, police officers, emergency medical rescue, fire fighters, and all other first responders. Last year, the count ended at 163. This year (2019), we are at 35. God bless those that serve, those that paid the intimate sacrifice, and the families and friends of both.