We attended the Remembrance Day Assembly at the Tahltan School on Friday. Below is a video of Kateri’s class doing their “Poppy Poem”.
At the end of the assembly I closed with a prayer:
Let us take a moment to bow our heads and pray to our Lord for peace…
God, our Creator, help us to be peacemakers who have the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right. We thank you for those people who have showed us this, by their example. May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred. We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a world where fear would no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others. Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace.
In your name we pray. Amen.
Very beautiful prayer! I will print this off and keep it. This is definitely a prayer that should be shared with others.
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Thanks Uncle Bill. I checked it out and it looks good. Maybe a future read:)
It was so good to see and hear Kateri and her classmates recite their poem. Great job an the closing prayer, Josh. Yes, we all need to pray constantly for peace. God Bless. Love Mum and Dad/ Grandma and Grandpa xxx
So good to see you adjusting to your new life..
I’m sure your family presence is an inspiration to those you help. God Bless always.