Prayer for August 21: Please pray with me. Lord of Hosts, today we pray for soldiers and veterans. We ask that they be protected from harm. We ask that leaders use wisdom and become peacemakers so that soldiers do not have to use the skills of war that they learn. We pray for veterans – We thank you for safely bringing veterans through their service. We pray for homeless veterans, those that suffer from PTSD, those that face addictions and depression, those that fight for their lives, those that live with injuries, those that are alone, and those facing suicide. We pray for the family members of soldiers as they face the fear of losing their loved ones each day. Lord, we ask for peace in this world so that men and women would not have to be soldiers. Amen.