100 Days of Peace & Hope

28 July 2018 | Bethany Reynard

Remembrance 100 – 100 years,
100 days and two minutes of silence

On Sunday, 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer.

One hundred days later the war ended.

On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, will start 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation, called Remembrance 100.

HOPE, the charity which co-published The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, is coordinating this season of prayers for peace. Church leaders, Christian ministries, charities and members of the Armed Forces from Britain and the Commonwealth have provided prayers and suggestions for peace-making activities.

In his introduction to 100 Days of Peace and Hope Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby writes, ‘From 4 August 2018, in churches across this country, let us mark 100 days with prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation.’

These 100 Days of Peace and Hope have been collated online at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100 days. They are available free to be used by individuals, churches and schools in villages, towns and cities across the UK to reflect on the losses of war, and to work and pray for peace.