John 14:27 NIV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
Gracious God, as we will gaze upon poppies and reflect on the process of remembering this week, today we remember Your Son Jesus Christ who came into our world to bring hope and peace. We remember his witness, his radical inclusive teaching and his outstretched hand of love and acceptance to all those in need. But so too, we remember His words of assurance and comfort, ‘Peace I leave with You, do not let Your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid’. And so today, we take a moment to give thanks, to reflect upon the magnitude of His words and lift before Him any troubles or concerns we are feeling at this time, for ourselves, for others, for our world. May we know You and may we know Your Peace. Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, we come to You. Amen.