“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. … With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio address to the nation on the eve of D-Day, June 6, 1944, asked Americans to join with him in prayer.
(Read President Roosevelt’s prayer at sal459.wordpress.com/2006/06/06/d-day-prayer and listen to the speech below: