Lord God of Hosts, stretch forth Your almighty arm to strengthen and protect those who serve and have served in the armed forces of our country. Support them in times of war, and in times of peace keep them from all evil, giving them courage and loyalty. Grant that in all things they may serve with integrity and honor.  We thank you for the gifts of those that have served and we ask your continual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.