Updated 9/12/07: I encourage you to read Misti Sandefur’s Day of Remembrance and watch the powerful video.
Today is Patriot Day, a time to remember September 11, 2001, to honor the heroes of that day and every day since, to give thanks that there have been no terrorist attacks in the US in the last six years, and to realize we must be ever vigilant to prevent the next 9-11.
We can enjoy our comfortable lives in the US because of the efforts and sacrifices of our military, their families, law enforcement and other first responders, and all who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe.
O ALMIGHTY God, the supreme Governor of all things, whose power no creature is able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be merciful to those who truly repent; Save and deliver us, we humbly beseech thee, from the hands of our enemies; that we, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore from all perils, to glorify thee, who art the only giver of all victory; through the merits of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
[tags]9-11, Patriot Day[/tags]