100 Days of Prayer
This year, we all have the chance to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. On 11 November 2018 people around the country will observe Remembrance Sunday. They will be reflecting on the lives that were changed irrevocably, and those who died in conflicts during the last century.
Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1. Nearly a third of them – some 21 million – were wounded. Another 8.5 million were killed and some 7.7 million were taken prisoners of war. All of them had family and friends whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918. This centenary year gives us a chance to remember in a special way as well as praying and working for peace.
Special events 2018
Here are a few ways that you can get involved locally this year.
- Now: Sign up on the 100 Days of Prayer website at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days and download the reflections, bible readings, actions and prayers.
- 4 August 2018: One hundred years on from a national day of prayer called by George V, this will be the first day of 100 days of prayer across the country, running until Armistice Day in November. Every day there will be prayers and actions for peace. Why not come to church and spend some time at the ‘Prayer Station’ in the Prayer room at St Saviour’s?
- 22 September 2018: Churches will hold peace events linked to the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on 21 September, with peace awards competitions being launched across the country.
- 10 November 2018: Come to the ‘Immortal Heroes’ concert by Bournemouth Male Voice choir at St Saviour’s.
- 11 November 2018: There will be Remembrance Services in all our churches within the Benefice.
Let’s make a difference this year as we join with thousands of others around the country praying and working for peace.
Andy McPherson, vicar