This Saturday 25th of April, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the 100th Anzac Day. The Australian Bishops Conference have released resources to help remember this moment liturgically.
PRAYER FOR ANZAC CENTENARY
Gracious and loving God,
As we mark the ANZAC Centenary, we remember all who lost their lives through Australia’s involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. On ANZAC Day, we especially remember the courageous actions undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. On this national day of commemoration, we pray for the airmen, sailors and soldiers who died in battle, sacrificing their lives while on duty. We commemorate their bravery and pray for the families who lost loved ones. As we strive for peace in our country and world, help us to become instruments of your peace.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen
More liturgy resources from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference can be found by clicking the link below. Also available is an interview with Fr Morgan Batt, a chaplain with the Australian Defence Force.