D-Day Anniversary

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Remembering D-Day 75 years on

On 6 June 1944, thousands of allied forces landed on the beaches in Normandy as planes flew overhead.  The liberation of mainland Europe had begun, and people could begin to hope that there would be an end to the pain and suffering.  Countless lives would be lost over the coming months; civlians as well as those in the armed forces.  Families across Europe would bear the scars for decades to come, and many still live with the lasting effects of the closing stages of the Second World War.  On this 75th Anniversary, we remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who landed on the beaches, and pray for the world they fought to save.

A prayer for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Lord of the nations,
we honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who served.
Grant us similar courage to recognise and restrain the evil in our own day,
and may those who lead the nations of the world
work together to defend human liberty,
that we may live peaceably one with another.
This we ask in the name of the Prince of Peace,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

From www.churchofengland.org.

 

 


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