Holocaust Memorial Day – Wednesday 27 January 2021

Be the light in the darkness is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.

Holocaust Memorial Day was created on 27 January 2000, when representatives from 46 governments around the world met in Stockholm to discuss Holocaust education, remembrance and research.

It is a day to call to mind the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and many other places and to remember the survivors and those scarred by their experiences; to pray that evil, prejudice and ignorance be replaced by love, tolerance and understanding.

God of love, on this day we pray for the victims of the Holocaust
and of genocides in other parts of the world.
Send your light on all who lost loved ones and help us hear the words of survivors.
We pray that our world will resist evil and intolerance,
so that we can all live together in peace and prosperity
May we be the light in the darkness. Amen

Wednesday 27:

When faced with genocide,
and the massacre of innocent people,
may we be a light shining in the darkness.
May the light of God shine on us,
transform our lives,
and brighten the world. Amen.