Nov 7, 2017

Intercessions: Remembering the cost of war

Here’s a prayer of intercession for Memorial or Remembrance Day from the Third Space blog.

Prayer of Remembrance

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

For the people who love them in death as in life.
For all members of the armed forces
who are in danger this day,
remembering family, friends
and all who pray for their safe return.

We pray for the wounded and the disturbed,
the grieving and the homeless,
and for all who suffer due to war and conflict.

For women, and children and men
whose lives are disfigured by war and violence.

For peace-makers and peace-keepers, who
seek to keep this world secure and safe.

For those known to us who need Jesus now………..

God of truth and justice
hear our prayers for all who strive for peace,
and all who yearn for justice.

Help us, who today remember the cost of war,
to work for a better tomorrow;
and as we honour the past,
may we put our faith in your future.  Amen. 

~ posted on the Third Space website.