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Revd Sara's Reflections - w/c 13th November 2022 - Remembrance Sunday

This week Sara has chosen to share an Act of Remembrance Liturgy prepared by Army Chaplin The Revd, Richard Smith.


ACT OF REMEMBRANCE LITURGY


We meet in the presence of God.

We commit ourselves to work in penitence and faith for reconciliation between the nations, that all people may, together, live in freedom, justice and peace.

We pray for all who in bereavement, disability and pain continue to suffer the consequences of fighting and terror.

We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives, in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.


REMEMBERING

They shall grow not old,as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

We will remember them.


TWO MINUTE SILENCE


Prayer

Ever-living God we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


RESPONDING IN HOPE AND COMMITMENT


The Kohima Epitaph:

When you go home tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today.


Prayers for Peace.

O God of truth and life, during those turbulent times – with violence and loss once again at the forefront of world affairs – help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world. As together we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and health and hope, now and forever.


Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict and ask that God may give us peace.

For the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered and known to God: May God give peace.

God give peace.


For those who love them in death as in life, offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss; May God give peace.

God give peace.


For all members of the Armed Forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends and all who pray for their safe return: May God give peace.

God give peace.


For peace-makers and peace-keepers, who seek to keep this world secure and free; May God give peace.

God give peace. Amen.




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