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Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Stand With and Pray With All Who Mourn Today

On this grim anniversary day, we take time out to remember all who were lost on 9/11/01. We remember all the heroes who came forward on that day and in the days that followed, working hard to save lives and recover people from the rubble of the World Trade Center. We remember all those heroes who have lost their lives in the years since, and who remain sick and injured from selflessly working amidst the toxic smoke and debris of the WTC to recover the bodies of those lost for their grieving families. We remember and stand by all the families and friends who continue to mourn those lost on this awful day ten years ago. We stand by you and pray for you in this time of your distress.

Let's pray together (I am a Christian and pray in accordance to my faith. If you are not, please pray in the way you are taught. God bless you all):
Eternal God, let your mercy rest upon us as we with grateful affection remember all who were lost in connection with 9/11/01, who have departed this life. We thank you for their days upon this earth and the joy that they brought to many. May our remembrance of them live long among us and be to us a source of guidance and strength. Give to those who miss them most deeply wells of consolation from which to draw comfort, and enable us to be you ministers of mercy to them in their time of need. Amen.

A hope for the future:

I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.. And I  heard a voice from heaven saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals. God will dwell wit them; they will be God's people. God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. Revelation 21:1-4

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