War Liturgies & Worship Resources

Prayers, hymns, reflections, and other tools for worship from selected religious groups.

 

Protestant Denominations

United Methodist Church

Complete resources for worship during wartime, including prayers for peace, prayers for protection of the military, military hymns, background information, and more.



Presbyterian Church (USA)

Prayers and affirmations to use during war, from the Book of Common Worship and from resources developed during the Gulf War, along with new prayers.



United Church of Christ

A Service for Peace in a Time of War. Includes hymns, prayers, and other reflections. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.



Mennonite Church USA

A Service of Lament. Suggested psalms, order of service, and ashes ritual.



Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA Conference of Bishops offers a few suggested prayers. The ELCA resources also include a service of Holy Communion for peace, and blessings for military personnel.



Episcopal Church USA

Worship resources from the Book of Common Prayer.



National Council of Churches

A Litany of Light in a Time of War, prepared for the third week of Lent.



Catholic

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Way to Peace--complete prayer, worship, and homily resources. Includes prayers for peace, prayers in a time of war, and liturgy and homily suggestions for Lent.



Pax Christi USA

Offers "Lent 2003 - Repentance and Resistance," a set of Lenten prayers and reflections from the Catholic peace movement.



Jewish Groups

Orthodox Union

A special prayer by the Orhtodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America, plus prayers for the armed forces, prayers for the welfare of the government, and prayers for the State of Israel.



United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

A prayer for our soldiers by Rabbi Jerome Epstein.



Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Congregational resources for preparing for conflict, including prayers for soldiers, prayers for peace, and prayers for healing from communal tragedy.



Muslim

Sound Vision

Sound Vision's "Peace, Justice, & Forgiveness" page offers Qur'anic readings on war and peace, as well as suggestions and prayers for dealing with stress and anger. Includes "25 Ways to Deal with Stress and Anxiety During these Times."



Unitarian

Unitarian Universalist Association

Liturgical Elements for the War Against Iraq. Includes hymns and readings about peace, prayers, musical resources, and a collection of related sermons.

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