Jul 30, 2013

Remembrance Day Litany

Here’s a litany of remembrance for Remembrance Day (November 11).  It was written by Carol Penner.

A Litany for Two Voices

Remember with clear eyes the horrific cost of war.
Remember with deep sorrow those who killed and were killed.
Remember with grief the blood-stained battlefields.
Remember with tears the rending of people from their homes.
Remember with compassion the bereaved and the wounded.
Remember with reverence those who risked their lives for peace.
Remember with tenderness the children’s longing for freedom.
Remember with gratefulness all who forgave their enemies.
Remember with hope that the kingdom is planted with small seeds.
Remember with confidence that faith, hope and love abide.
All: Remember with joy that our Saviour is the Prince of Peace.

~ written by Carol Penner, and posted on Leading in Worship. http://carolpenner.typepad.com/