St Matthew - St Aidan

the church in town -- Buckhorn Ontario -- Sundays 10 am

the church in town -- Buckhorn Ontario -- Sundays 10 am

Remembrance Day in the parish

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Remembrance 2016 – Don Bowles with grandsons as wreath bearers l-r Logan and Tristan

Let us remember and pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that the Lord grant peace:

For the service men and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered by and known to God;

May God give peace.

For those who love them in death as in life, offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss;

May the Lord give peace.

 For all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends and all who pray for their safe return;

May there be peace.

 For civilian women, children and men whose lives are disfigured by war or terror, calling to mind in penitence, the anger and hatreds of humanity;

May there be peace.

 For peace-makers and peace-keepers, who seek to keep this world secure and free;

May there be peace.

For all who bear the burden and privilege of leadership, political, military and religious; asking for gifts of wisdom and resolve in the search for reconciliation and peace.

May there be peace.

O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know.

Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.

Let us commit ourselves to work in penitence and faith for reconciliation between the nations, that all people may, together, live in freedom, justice and peace.

Merciful God, we offer to you the fears in us that have not yet been cast out by love: May we accept the hope you have placed in the hearts of all people, and live lives of justice, courage and mercy.

As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.

Amen.

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