Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Prayer for 9/11

As we solemnly recall the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we continue to pray for peace on earth.  Here is a prayer that was written and shared by Thomas L. McDonald last year (available here):

Dear Lord, as we remember the evils of September 11, let us turn our hearts and minds toward the good found only in you; be close to those who mourn:  the parents who lost children, the children who never knew a parent, and all who lost a loved one.  Embrace this grieving nation and let time never lessen the impact of this day.  May we never forget.  Protect those who go in harm's way to save others and those who suffer and die to safeguard our nation.  Give wisdom to our leaders, that they may make choices that prevent another day such as this.  Convert the hearts of those who seek our destruction, and banish from the world the darkness that allows such hate to fester and grow.  Let your love rain down upon us, and let your peace flourish on the earth.  All these things we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

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