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.


U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
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