Sunday, September 11, 2011

10th Anniversary - A Prayer of Remembrance

2001 - September 11 - 2011

Almighty and Ever-Loving God, we remember September 11, 2001, and pray for all those who were affected by the terrible events of that day.  We remember with love and respect, all of those who went tragically to their deaths.

We remember those who still suffer from their injuries of that day ten years ago and pray for their recovery.  We remember the still grieving families and friends and all who lost loved ones.

Gracious Lord, comfort all who mourn, embrace all those in sorrow, give courage to all who suffer.  Continue to console them in the hope that all who trust in You will find peace and rest in Your Eternal Kingdom.  Bless them with Your presence and surround us all with Your love.

God of peace, who vindicates all injustice, bless all those defending and protecting our country and its ideals of freedom and liberty.  God of all nations, look with love on this world and on its people.  Restore tranquility to all nations and bless the work of Your creation.

Heavenly Father, answer our prayer and bring us hope through Christ, Your son.  May Your kingdom of justice and of peace reign and may the earth be filled with Your glory.  Amen.