Monday, May 25, 2009

Collect for Memorial Day

We give you thanks, O Lord, for all who have died that we may live, for all who endured pain that we might know joy, for all who made sacrifices that we might have plenty, for all who suffered imprisonment that we might know freedom. Turn our deep feeling now into determination, and our determination into deed, that as men and women died for peace, we may live for peace for the sake of the Prince of Peace, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

based upon a prayer by Leslie D. Weatherhead


Allison Moore said...

Thank you--I'm an Episcopal priest, and our prayer book has beautiful prayers for the nation, soldiers, those who suffer for the sake of conscience, peace,
but none specifically for Memorial Day. I will use this in our Sunday worship Memorial Day 2011.
Allison MOore

Bryan Owen said...

Wonderful, Allison! Blessings to you.

Heidi Shott said...

Thanks. This will go out, with attribution, on today's email bulletin to the Diocese of Maine

Heidi Shott
Canon for Communications and Social Justice

Bryan Owen said...

Excellent, Heidi. Thank you.