ru·mi·nate (verb) : to engage in contemplation : reflect
Memorial Day is a good day to ruminate - and when I ruminate, I usually pray.
Each night, my youngest son and I read a few pages out of a classic book, have a little devotional time and say a little prayer. Each night, my son prays for our soldiers and their families. Do these little prayers really matter? I think so.
Peter Kreeft does too: “I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those prayers down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.”
So, on this Memorial Day, with hearts full of gratitude, let's remember as we pray (even a little prayer) for anyone we may know in military service and their families and thank God for all who have given their lives for our freedom.