LEST WE FORGET
For all Australians and New Zealanders, ANZAC Day is a day in which these nations remember all who served and died in war and operational service. Hundreds and thousands of Australians will gather to commemorate the spirit of ANZAC, ensuring the tradition and legacy continues for future generations.
Gracious and loving God,
As we mark ANZAC Day, we remember all who lost their lives 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 airmen, 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.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord.
Prayer prepared by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.