Remembering Captain Sir Tom Moore
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said this about Captain Sir Tom Moore: “His courage, compassion, resilience, hope and generosity has been an inspiration to millions – and an example to us all. Where he walked, a nation followed. I give thanks to God for such a long life, so well lived. May he rest in peace.”
Like so many others in the past few months, his funeral will be a small family occasion because of the coronavirus restrictions.
The following is a Church of England prayer for Captain Sir Tom’s grieving family and for grieving families everywhere.
Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort:
deal graciously, we pray, with all those who mourn,
that, casting all their care on you,
they may know the consolation of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.