Heathdale flower 11th November 2021

A Prayer for Remembrance Day

Join us as we pray and remember those who have served our country and those have sacrificed all so we could have freedom.

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Our Father, on this Remembrance Day, we gladly stop to honour all the men and women who have faithfully served, painfully suffered, and the over 100,000 who have sacrificially died for our country in the Australian Defence Force. In a world filled with wars and rumours of war, we don’t take our men and women who have served for granted. Bless the families and friends who pause to remember, those they have lost or those who continue to bear the scars of war.

We also honour Jesus Christ as the ultimate servant-warrior – the One who, on the cross, waged the war to end all wars.

No one hates warfare among vying nations more than You. No one has paid a greater price to bring the final and full peace for which we all intensely long and hope.

Having defeated the prince of darkness on the cross, you alone are worthy of the names Faithful and True, for you are the eternal Word of God. You are faithful to fulfil every promise that the Father made for the salvation of His people and the restoration of creation. Even at this very moment, You are actively bringing to completion this magnificent work of redemption, in every place and in all things.

We thank you, Father, that although evil hates beauty, Your love trumps all evil. Evil will not prevail. It has been powerfully defeated and it will be fully eradicated. You are already reigning as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, as we pray with gratitude in the memory and victory of Your matchless name. Amen.