O Thou,
Who formed the world in all its beauty and wonder,
Who made each of us to bear your image,
That we may see in each other’s faces the ultimate value of each life:

Bless unto us,
Such a realization of the cost of each person whose life we remember,
And such gratitude for the sacrifice laid down by each one,

That we may work ardently toward the day
When fathers and mothers,
Sisters and brothers,
Children and grandchildren,
Will no longer leave hearth and home
To die on distant battlefields,
And when peace shall reign in this and every nation.