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Remembrance Sunday

posted 10 Nov 2014, 07:21 by Dean Fostekew

Yesterday we remembered all those who have died in war and conflict and the prayers bellow followed the reading of the names of the men who died in WWI and WWII from the Good Shepherd Murrayfield Congregation. As I read their names and remembered their biographies, my heart was moved as must have been the clergy who knew them at the time. These dead were part of our community and it is right that we remember them.

                They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

                   Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

                   At the going down of the sun and in the morning

                   We will remember them.

                   We will remember them.

 Litany of Remembrance

                    In the rising of the sun

                   and its going down,

                   we remember them.

                    In the blowing of the wind

                   and in the chill of winter,

                   we remember them.

                    In the blueness of the sky

                   And in the warmth of summer

                   we remember them.

                    In the rustling of leaves

                   and in the beauty of autumn

                   we remember them.

                    When we are lost

                   and sick in heart,

                   we remember them.

                    When we have joys

                   we yearn to share,

                   we remember them.

                   So long as we live,

                   they too shall live,

                   we remember them.

                    Help us good Lord, to make peace where we are,

                   to turn dividing walls into bridges,

                   and bring friendship in the place of strife,

                   to be a neighbour to those near at hand

                   and to those far away,

                   through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.