Daily Guide us to Higher and Better Things

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Military Prayer | Comments Off on Daily Guide us to Higher and Better Things

“Our God and Father, we give Thee thanks that there is One Who knows us and cares, and daily guides us to higher and better things. We humbly confess where we have hesitated in the face of duty, or have been half-hearted in the pursuit of our tasks, or willful in our own conceits. We thank Thee for the day when we may make amends for our failures. We pray for Thy presence to give us courage as we meet the responsibilities of each hour. To Thee we commit the life and destiny of each, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”

Lou Brissie 

 Brissie is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1947 to 1951 and the Cleveland Indians from 1951 to 1953.  Lou attended Presbyterian College before enlisting in the U.S. Army in December 1942. In November 1944, Lou found himself in heavy fighting in Italy with the 88th Infantry Division (Blue Devils). On December 2, 1944, Lou’s unit suffered an artillery barrage, and a shell exploded which shattered his left tibia and shinbone in 30 pieces. Lou’s citations included the Purple Heart (with oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star MedalETO and American Campaign Medals.

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