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This prayer is offered for American service members killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, seventy two years ago today. We also remember their families, the survivors and all affected by the attack. The prayer is derived from Psalm 129 (CXXIX,) also know as The De Profundis and was published in the Blessed Be God prayer book:
Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If thou, O Lord, shalt mark iniquities; Lord, who shall stand? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on His word; my soul hath hoped in the Lord. From the morning watch even unto night, let Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy, and in Him plentiful redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
O Lord! Hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto Thee.