Pray For Our Troops
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St. Joseph's Church

St Josephs Church Modesto, CA


O Divine Master, Lord of History and Provident Father of
all men, We beseech your protection in this hour of need.  
Repair those lives shattered by human violence. Give to
our leaders the wisdom and prudence to steer our world community 
to peace and prosperity.  Step into
our history with your truth and your justice. 
Grant reconciliation to all bound by hatred
and despair. Be our Father and Consoler forever.

Fr. Joseph Illo, St Josephs Church




(Turn Speakers up to hear song "Taps")

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"Taps" and Song Lyrics


I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at
Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands
barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle
and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands tough, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your
children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay
at home because it rains. I left my family destitute to give you the
freedom of speech and you remain
silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it
has stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech. It's the
soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is
draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their
families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time
of need. Amen."

Nationwide Circle of Prayer:
Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for
our U.S. troops in Iraq at this very moment.

Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier,
Prayer is the very best one.


"No gift is  more needed  by a dying world
than the life-giving savior"

Remembering 911

You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; 
my God turns my darkness into light.

PSALMS 18:28 

Psalm 91 ~ Soldiers Psalm

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

~ Psalm 91


National Day of Prayer and Remembrance....
September 14

"Let Us Always Remember...
Let Us Never Forget
" - 911

Pray for our Troops

God Loves America

Dear God, This prayer Lord, that I say tonight Is for our troops
who all must fight. These are the troops that we all love And so
I pray dear Lord above Please keep them safe while they're
away And bring them home to us someday.

This prayer is not for ours alone but for all military far from home.
I ask You to keep them safe and sound on their way to where
they're bound. We love them all that are asked to fight So keep
them safe for us tonight. Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them all as they protect this land.



Think of them...Protecting your freedom!

Message from Iraq

The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute To our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is By taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find away to share this with our fellow countrymen. I was wondering if there was any
way to get this into your papers to let the world know that
"WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country." Semper Fi " 1stSgt Dave Jobe

The attached photo was forwarded from one of the last
U.S. Marine companies in Iraq. They would like to have it passed to as many people as possible, to let the folks back home know that they remember why they're there and that they remember those who've been lost.

"Until They All Come Home..."

Message from Iraq


John 3: 16:
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

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