God who holds and cherishes us and our memories
at this time of remembering
we hold before you
all those whose memories of life are painful:
those damaged or displaced by war
those fleeing oppression or persecution
those longing for safety and security,
those yearning for acceptance and welcome.
Help us, we pray, to work alongside others in this city
- people of all faiths and none -
to create places of sanctuary and healing
that will see the wellbeing and flourishing of us all.
- By Revd Paul Timmis
on behalf of the Social Responsibility Commission (SRC)