Here is a different kind of prayer - one which expresses a commitment to the cause of God's Kingdom, as we remember the cost of war, and the joy and relief of its end:

Lord God our Father,

we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind,

in the cause of peace,

for the relief of want and suffering,

and for the praise of your name.

Guide us by your Spirit;

give us wisdom;

give us courage;

give us hope;

and keep us faithful, now and always. Amen.