‘100 days of prayer for peace’ will run from Saturday 4 August to Sunday 11 November 2018, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The prayer initiative builds on the fact that, on 4 August 1918, King George V called a National Day of Prayer. King George and Queen Mary themselves joined members of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster in prayer. One hundred days later the First World War ended. In 2018, Christians from across the denominational spectrum have contributed prayers for peace, downloadable in booklet form here, to enable churches, schools and communities to use the 100 days to reflect on the past and to build hope for the future.
‘Doing Remembrance Thoughtfully’
The Anglican Diocese of Lichfield is inviting its ministers and lay readers to prepare to lead Remembrance Day services by attending a training event at Lichfield Cathedral on Thursday 13 September. For information and booking, contact Kate Durrant at this address.
In the week immediately prior to Remembrance Day, Monday 5 to Friday 9 November inclusive, resources are available from the Bible Society to enable schools to hold a week of peace. Access the material via https://bit.ly/2MMrpmP.
On Sunday 11 November, many local churches will be at the heart of community Remembrance Services around the Black Country. HOPE is publishing a give-away booklet called ‘Silence,’ which will be available at the beginning of August. Discover ideas for Remembrance Day Street Parties via https://bit.ly/2Mc7SLk.