Lest We Forget
Heavenly Father, God of all concord, it is Your gracious will that Your children on earth live together in harmony and peace. Defeat the plans of all those who would stir up violence and strife, destroy the weapons of those who delight in war and bloodshed, and, according to Your will, end all conflicts in our world. Teach us to examine our hearts and minds that we may recognize our own inclination toward envy, malice, hatred and enmity. Help us, by Your Word and Spirit, to search our hearts and to root out the evil that would lead to strife and discord, so that in our lives we may be at peace with all people. Fill us with zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which alone can bring that peace
which is beyond all understanding; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.