Heathdale flower 28th April 2023

Prayer for ANZAC Day

Join us as we remember the Australia and New Zealand's fallen soldiers and pray for our current military personnel.

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“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13

Heavenly Father,

During ANZAC Day, we remember the over 8000 Australian soldiers who gave their lives during World War 1 in defence of the great freedoms that we often take for granted today. We solemnly give thanks for their sacrifice and for their pursuit of freedom and peace for our sake.

Father, we ask that you give peace and wisdom to all the current military personnel who faithfully serve and protect our country. May they be granted your protection and comfort at all times.

Thank you, Jesus, for laying down your life for us on the cross to bring ultimate freedom and peace. May our hearts be filled with gratitude and humility, considering both the sacrifices of the ANZACs and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. Lest we forget.

If you have any prayer requests, please contact our Pastoral Care team at prayer@heathdale.vic.edu.au.