Prayer Pres. Roosevelt read on the radio on the WW2 D-Day landings

President Trump took the stage in Portsmouth, England on June 5, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, to read an excerpt from a prayer President Franklin D. Roosevelt recited over the radio that day.

“Almighty God,” Trump read, “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.

“They will need Thy blessings,” he continued. “For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.”

“Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, the heroic servants into thy Kingdom. And, o Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee, faith in our sons, faith in each other, and faith in our united crusade. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”