A prayer of Remembrance
God our Father,
On this Remembrance Day - as every day - we thank you for your great love for us.
And so we pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict:
For members of the armed forces, past and present.
For civilian children and adults whose lives are disfigured by war or terror.
For those who offer support, compassion and understanding wherever and whenever it is needed.
We remember with thanksgiving peace-makers and peace-keepers, and all who strive to keep our world secure and free.
As we recall the past, may we do so for the sake of the future, asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve in the search for reconciliation and peace.
May we always remember that true security is only achieved through means which build trust and relationships of understanding and acceptance.
Generous and compassionate God, we pray that your Spirit may so move in the hearts of people that the barriers of fear, race, suspicion and hatred, which separate so many, may crumble and disappear.
We pray that love will one day conquer all.
This prayer we offer through Jesus Christ out Lord.
Rev'd Caroline Downs
Priest in Charge
Parish of Cathays