As we light the Advent candles, like the Psalmist, we are also confident that God will rekindle our faith.
Reflection of the Week - 21 April 2020
Posted in Faith
Loving Father God
You know all about sacrifice.
You know about loss.
You know about suffering.
You feel it
Anzac Day has a lot of mixed feelings for us
So I pray:
For those who served
For Australians who fell
For families who waited to never see again
For families forever traumatised by war and oppression
For Australians who today risk much
For families who wait today in hope
For those striving for peace and security in the world
For military personnel and families and support services sacrificing much.
Renew them in certain hope of Jesus' resurrection
Comfort their pain and trauma
Strengthen the ties that bring peace
Guide their best intentions
And bring them home safe.
This Anzac Day
We remember them
And in remembering
pray for peace in our time and generation
For the Glory of God
And the renewal of all things in Christ
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Here in South Australia this last week has been especially challenging for many of us.
Rev Kaye Ronalds, a member of the Uniting Church Defence Force Chaplains Committee and the Uniting Church Member Religious Advisory Committee to the Services has written in relation to the recent announcements by the Chief of the Defence Force relating to the Afghanistan Inquiry.