Due to technical difficulties, those of you worshipping at home were not able to participate in our Remembrance Liturgy on Sunday. Below are the prayers that we prayed during that part of the service. Special thanks to Captain the Reverend Andrew Cameron for help with these prayers.
We give you thanks, O God, for all those who fought and all those who served in both World Wars, in Korea, in Bosnia, in Afghanistan, and in other conflicts, and all in every age who have given themselves for the good of others.
We remember our Canadians and all those of many lands who gave their lives. We remember before you all victims of war, the injured and disabled, the refugees and the homeless, those who mourn their dead and those who have no faith to sustain them in their grief. Direct us, O God, gathered here today, that we may love and serve you. May we serve the cause of peace, that your people may be encouraged and blessed.
O God, we would ask that you make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is discord, union.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
For your mercy and for your truth’s sake.
May your blessing, O God, be with all of us forever more.
We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.
May we remember,