Helen's Article





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 that were lost.


Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1; this includes 400,000 Muslim soldiers, part of the 1.3 million men in the Indian army, 8 of whom received the Victoria Cross. 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. The staggering loss of life and the scale of destruction gave many the conviction that this should be “the war to end all wars”.

This year also gives us the chance to remember but also to pray and work for peace. 


On 4th August 1918 King George V called a national day of prayer; 99 days passed and on the 100th day the war ended. In 2018 we will be marking the 99 days before Armistice Day on Sunday 11th November 2018, praying for peace in the world but also peace in the hearts of men and women, that they might be reconciled to God through Jesus.


One hundred years on from this national day of prayer, 4th August 2018 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. You can sign up to take part and spend just a few minutes of your day, adding your prayers to those of tens of thousands more. 


Visit the website below, or get in touch with your local church, to take part.


Grace and peace, Rev Dr Helen Hooley.

https://www.hopetogether.org.uk/Groups/256563/Remembrance.aspx

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/198172.stm


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