Originally written to mark the ANZAC Centenary
Gracious and loving God,
we remember all who lost their lives
through Australia’s involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
On ANZAC Day, we especially remember the courageous actions
undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War.
On this national day of commemoration,
we pray for the air[men], sailors and soldiers who died in battle,
sacrificing their lives while on duty.
We commemorate their bravery and pray for the families who lost loved ones.
As we strive for peace in our country and world,
help us to become instruments of your peace.
This prayer and others are available here.
While not fully inclusive in language, most are easy to transpose.