Prayer from the The United Church of Canada’s Facebook Page.
God, whose will is love and whose desire is peace,
be near us as we remember and pray.
The scarlet colour of the poppy
reminds us of the blood that is shed in war,
of the white crosses which remain on distant battlefields,…
and of the life blood that flowed from your own Son.
O God, turn us away from the ways of war and violence.
The delicate petals of the poppy
speak to us of the beauty and of the fragility of peace.
O God, lead us in new pathways of justice and love.
May the seeds of peace take root in us
and blossom in a world where flowers may grow unharmed,
and poppies of remembrance and gratitude flourish.
In the name of your Son, we pray it. Amen.
-from “Celebrate God’s Presence: A Book of Services”