Memorial Day Bible Verses to Honor and Thank Veterans

On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who have given their lives and bodies for the service and defense of our country. Here we have collected scripture quotes to honor our veterans for their love of country and neighbor. 

Find a Bible verse to share with veterans this Memorial Day to thank them for their service and encourage them of God’s love! Browse our collection of Memorial Day Bible verses relating to honor, virtue, and service:

10 Bible Verses for Memorial Day

1. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13

2. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ~ John 14:27

3. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. ~ 2 Timothy 2:3

4. Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. ~ Psalm 82:3-4

5. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12

6. The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot. ~ Proverbs 10:7

7. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. ~ Psalm 116:15

8. Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. ~ Romans 12:9-13

9. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. ~ Hebrews 13:18

10. Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. ~ Psalm 1

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Blessed is the Nation whose God is the LORD

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. ~ Psalm 33:12-22

A Prayer of Gratitude for Veterans

O God, we give you praise for these people who have allowed us to serve and worship You in freedom. We do not take for granted that there are millions of Christians around the world afraid of prison or even death because of what they believe. Our veterans are a significant reason why we do not fear and we thank You for them. Amen. 

Source: Sarah Frazer

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