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11th November 2001 - Remembrance Sunday

St Mark's Church

On this Remembrance Sunday, let us bring before the God of peace our prayers for the world, the church and all His people.

Merciful God, we pray for peace in our hearts and homes,
In our nations and our world,
The peace which is your will,
The peace which we so badly need.

Remembering the conflicts of the past and the sacrifices which were made, we pray for a world where was is still a grim reality.

Merciful God, we pray for the leaders of the nations at this time, asking you to pour out your spirit of reconciliation on them. Give them a longing to bring freedom from fear and freedom from want for all peoples. Give strength and courage to those who bear heavy responsibilities for the peace of the world.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Loving God, hear our prayer for the multitudes in every country who do not want war and are ready to walk the path of peace. May their voice be heard and may they not lose heart.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray too for the Christian Church, called to witness to your love in this generation. May Christians work with all men of goodwill to break down the barriers which divide people. May those who profess one faith respect those who sincerely hold another faith and build a community where there is harmony and understanding.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Merciful God, we pray for all who face difficulties in their personal lives - problems in their families, in the friendships, in their neighbourhoods or in their workplace. Help them to be calm in times of uncertainty and patient with those around them. Show us when we can help and give support.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Hear our prayer for the bereaved - those whose sadness at the loss of a loved one gives much pain. Loving God, comfort them in their lowest moments and give them your peace.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which no darkness can quench. We remember before God those who have died and light a candle to symbolise the light of Christ, which eternally shines and brings hope.

picture of candle

You turn our darkness into light,
in your light shall we see light.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Finally, a prayer that we may all put our confidence in you, O God. Our hearts have found their rest in you; help us to lay all our burdens on you.

Merciful Father:
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Bible Notes and Readings and Sermon for 11th November 2001.


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