A prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 (27th January) inspired by visiting the Anne Frank exhibition in Peterborough Cathedral.
Hear the cry, Lord,
which echoes down the years
from atrocities and violence
perpetrated against your children.
To anguished hearts, bring your healing grace;
to the grief stricken, bring the hope of salvation;
to the lives lost, bring your redeeming embrace.
Open the eyes of those who would repeat
these horrors anew;
challenge them with your justice
and inspire compassion.
Take away all evil intent
and replace it with your peace and unity,
that the world may resound
with the song of your love. Amen.