Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Prayer for the WASP

On this Memorial Day, 2009, I post no news, no fireworks and no 21 gun salute--only a prayer. It is a recycled prayer that I prayed 3 years ago. God doesn't ask that we invent new things to say, just that we are sincere in our asking. So, please know that the feelings behind these words and the sincerity of the requests remain the same.

With your kind permission, I offer a prayer for Memorial Day.

Gracious Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day of remembering. Bless every soul who has gone before who sacrificed everything so that we might be free, and bless all of those who continue to serve.

Thank you most especially for the brave young women pilots who took to the skies over 65 years ago, flying for their country without question or expectation of reward. Thank you for watching over them as they flew during some of the darkest days our country has ever known. Thank you for their honorable service, their fearless determination and their unquestioning patriotism, which has inspired us all to dream dreams we could never have imagined.

**Thank you for the lives and the sacrifice of the 38 women pilots who paid the ultimate price while flying for their country.**

Continue to watch over the wonderful WASP, and surround them with your love. May their laudable history and their exemplary lives continue to inspire generations to come, and may we never forget.

In Jesus name…



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Nancy Parrish

Daughter of 2 WWII Army Air Force Pilots