My 9/11 Prayer

American Flag Gracious God…we come before you after a challenging week of remembering a national tragedy. As a nation, we promised ourselves that we’d “never forget” and indeed, for one day a year, we as a people become reflective, mindful of Your presence even in the midst of disaster.

Merciful Savior, we have to admit that sometimes our remembering goes sour – there is such a temptation to give in to our lower nature, to let revenge take the place of justice. For the times when we insist on retribution instead of redemption, please forgive us.

We throw ourselves on Your mercy, God. You alone can be our true defender and bringer of justice. We don’t have the perspective to righteously judge even our own failings, let alone the failings of others. We need You, God, now more than ever. We need You as a nation, as a community, and as individuals. Without You, there is nothing but chaos – come and make Your Kingdom real in us, and through us to the rest of the world.

We thank You for Your great patience, Your healing power, Your loving-kindness. We thank You for the availability of Your grace and peace even when people are rushing off to war. We thank You for prompting us by the voice of the Holy Spirit to live according to Your Rule, and not our own. Thank You for reviving us, renewing us, and restoring us to Yourself through the reconciling work of Jesus.

Hear us as we pray as He taught us, saying: Our Father…

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