Patriot Day 2010: Remembering 9-11

Today we honor and remember those who died on 9-11-2001, the people who responded with heroism and compassion, and the men and women of the Armed Forces who fight to protect our freedoms. See more at United States Army Patriot Day 2010.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; we remember today all those who lost their lives on 9-11 and all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected. We give thanks for the heroism and compassion of all those who responded to the disaster. Comfort and protect them and everyone impacted by the tragedy of that day. 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. 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.

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