O Heavenly Father, Who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men, look down in mercy upon the peoples of Europe now in the throes of terrible war—succour the fallen, give hope to the dying, and comfort to those who are bereaved.  Look down on this country, we pray Thee in Thy great compassion; guide our King and his Councillors in wisdom and justice; and since we have been called to enter upon strife, give courage to our sailors and our soldiers, give patience to our people and willingness to bear all necessary self-sacrifice, and so fill us with the sense of unity and brotherhood, that we shall be willing to bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfil the law of Christ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Our Father, which art in heaven.

(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 18 August 1914, p. 8)