Today is a Day of Service and Remembrance for the events of September 11, 2001. Although it’s been thirteen years since the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives, we all remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.
Let us remember the victims—those who were killed, injured, or traumatized and those who love them.
Let us also remember that we still face fanatical enemies—terrorists who behead children, persecute and kill Christians, and believe it is their religious duty to kill infidels. We were comfortable and complacent on 9/11—we cannot allow ourselves to be comfortable and complacent today.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected. Bless those who lost their health, their security, or their loved ones on that day, and give them thy peace that passes understanding. 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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