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9th November 2018

The Bishop of Lancaster thanks all participants in 100 Days of Prayer for Remembrance

The Bishop of Lancaster Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff has thanked people in parishes across Lancashire who have been participating in the ecumenical ‘Remembrance 100: A Hundred Days of Prayer’ initiative on the run-up to November 11. 

On August 4, 1918 King George V called a National Day of Prayer. One hundred days later the war ended.

So, on the 100th Anniversary of her grandfather’s request, Her Majesty The Queen gave her support to the launching of Remembrance 100; a hundred days of prayer for our nation in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Bishop Jill launched the Remembrance 100 initiative for the Diocese in August saying: “I have committed to pray with ambition for our nation, every day until November 11. I’d love you to join me in this.”

As ‘Remembrance 100’ draws to a close this week, Bishop Jill said today: “Our country’s recent past concerted efforts of prayer have shifted the course of history for the better. Jesus invites us to pray with great ambition in the Lord’s prayer that God’s will be done ‘on earth as in heaven’.

“I welcome the opportunity to have taken part in this landmark initiative and will be continuing to pray in remaining days up to this Sunday when I will be attending a number of events throughout the day, culminating in a beacon lighting, bugler and peal of bells at Lancaster Priory at 6.45pm.”