O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
You are with us through all our days. Even in times of change, you are still God and we trust in you.
I pray today for this dedicated and faithful Soldier as he retires. We are grateful for the decades of sacrificial service which he offered on our behalf. He and his family have given themselves for us; now I pray that the years to come might continue to bring them satisfaction and well being. Go with them and bless them in every new endeavor.
Lord, bless us all with strength, defend us from harm, and preserve all that we hold dear, that we may continue to serve our community, our nation and our world. In your holy name, Amen.
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UPDATE: Also see, A Retirement Dinner Prayer.