Prayers and Notices for Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2020
Prayer for Remembrance Sunday
On this day we especially ask that you would hold forever all who have suffered during war, those who returned scarred by warfare, those who waited anxiously at home, and those who returned wounded, and disillusioned; those who mourned, and those communities that were diminished and suffered loss.
Remember too those who acted with kindly compassion, those who bravely risked their own lives for their comrades, and those who in the aftermath of war, worked tirelessly for a more peaceful world.
And as you remember them, remember us, O Lord;
grant us peace in our time and a longing for the day when people of every language, race, and nation will be brought into the unity of Christ’s kingdom. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Call for month of global prayer
In a recent letter, the Archbishops wrote:
“Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever.
Above all we recall people to some of the fundamental spiritual disciplines that shape our Christian life. During this second lockdown we invite you to pray for our nation every Thursday at 6pm, for its leaders, its health and essential services and all those who suffer.”
This call is going far and wide – and the hope is that many of our ecumenical partners will join us.
The weblink to the resources is https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches/call-prayer-nation.
In addition, here is a link to a simple printable prayer Prayer Booklet.
Romans 12: 9 - 12
Rejoice in hope
Be patient in suffering
Persevere in prayer