An Act of Commemoration on the First Anniversary of the London Bombing
King’s College London, 7-7-2006
Today we stand in solidarity and prayers with our brothers and sisters who were in any affected, who were injured or bereaved or who lost their lives in the events of a year ago. We stand in solidarity and prayer with the members of the Emergency Services who did so much that day and have continued since that day to work to ensure our safety and to care for all in need. We stand in solidarity with people of every creed, race and background in this city who long for peace and justice.
We share this silence with the people of this nation with whom we stand in an act of solemn remembrance.
Then follows two minutes of silence.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
remember Christ your Son who is peace itself
and who has washed away our hatred with his blood.
Because you love all people,
look with mercy on us.
Banish the violence and evil within us,
and in answer to our prayers restore tranquillity and peace.
As Jesus taught us, so we pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen
Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast that which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;
strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak;
help the afflicted; honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord;
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you always. Amen
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