as poppies sway in the breeze and their seeds are scattered, so, as we wear these poppies of remembrance, may your refreshing Spirit breathe through us, freeing seeds of peace and hope, compassion and kindness, justice and love for all creation. We ask this
in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, when we glory in power and not in humility. Forgive us and grant us your peace. When we glory in satisfaction and not service Forgive us and grant us your peace. When are hearts are at war with your will for our lives Forgive us and grant us your peace. When we are reluctant to plant the seeds of our plenty in the soil of the needs of others. Forgive us and grant us your peace. In Jesus name we pray Amen.
As we remember those who have died in past wars, so we pray too for those still dying today.... and for those who grieve.....
of the past be our future peace
We remember those living in countries where civil
war is destroying communities and making enemies of neighbours, where fear and violence dominate every aspect of daily living......
All: God of today be our future peace
We remember those who have been injured and traumatised by the brutality of war , especially those robbed of
their childhood by what they have seen or been forced to do ....
All: God of tomorrow be our future peace.
We remember those who are peacemakers, those who negotiate, those who speak out at great cost to themselves and their families.....
All: God of the future, be our eternal peace.Amen.
A prayer of Commitment
In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace
you comfort those who long for peace in their hearts we will
Will you support
those who long for peace in their families we will
Will you visit those who long for peace in their homes, we
Will you pray with those who long for peace in their church we will
Will you work with those who long for peace in their communities we will
Will you speak out for
those who long for peace in their nation we will
In Jesus name we will.
Sending Out Prayer
Plant seeds of peace wherever
your journey takes you and bless others as you have been blessed. Speak no words that would wound. Withhold nothing that can be shared and pray always for peace. And may God the
Father be your strength. Jesus the Son be your inspiration and the Holy Spirit be your guide this Remembrance Sunday and always Amen.