Lest We Forget

O God, our ruler and guide,
in whose hands are the destinies of this
and every nation,
we give you thanks for the freedoms
we enjoy in this land
and for those who laid down their lives to defend them:

We pray that we and all the people of Australia,
gratefully remembering their courage and their sacrifice,
may have grace to live in a spirit of justice,
of generosity and of peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.