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100 years, 100 days
– prayers for peace

On August 4th, 1918 King George V led the nation in prayer; 100 days later the First World War ended. This year churches are being encouraged to mark the centenary of the 1918 National Day of Prayer by praying for peace in the 100 days from August 4th to Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, 2018. This is being called Remembrance 100.

Prayers, Bible readings and reflections on peace, written by Christians across the denominational spectrum, are available free in a beautifully designed format to make it easy for churches and individuals to join the 100 Days of Peace and Hope. 

remembrance 100 logoOn Armistice Day, November 11th, the reflection by the Archbishop of Canterbury focuses on ‘6 Rs of Reconciliation’. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby writes: "From August 4th, 2018, in churches across this country, let us mark 100 days with prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation."Click here to read the Archbishop’s foreword in full.

The Revd Nims Obunge, The Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and CEO of The Peace Alliance, explains the impact Remembrance 100 could have in communities: "Plan to organise a peace prayer event, community peace talks, a peace festival, a peace arts and poetry competition, peace projects and many more community building activities." 

100 Days of Peace and Hope – 100 short daily Bible readings, prayers, reflections on peace and peace-making actions – are available to download free. The A4 pages fold to A5 making them easy to insert into weekly church news sheets and parish magazines.

Contributors to the 100 Days of Peace and Hope include members and staff from the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, the Armed Forces Christian Union, Bible Society, the Evangelical Alliance, the HOPE leadership team, Sports Chaplaincy UK, Christian Vision for Men, the World Prayer Centre, the Anglican Communion Office, the Peace Alliance and other chaplaincies and Christian ministries.

Find out more, and download 100 Days of Peace and Hope week by week, or as one complete document by clicking here.

 

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Phil Balding