Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Never Forget 911 Prayer. May God Bless You!
Never Forget 911 Prayer 1
Lord of Mercy,
Prince of Peace,
This day does not pass in the calendar without our remembering.
We remember images of death and destruction. Images that human eyes were never meant to see. We remember words our ears were never meant to hear, the tender last words of husbands and wives who would never embrace again.
We imagine the feeling of emptiness in the arms of children who at the end of the day could not find mom or dad for their welcome home hug. We remember our own feelings of emptiness as our sense of security, as our own confidence in the predictable order of life and work was radically shaken.
We remember the heroism of the many that lost their lives in saving others. We remember all those who suffered and died, we grieve for them still, friends and strangers alike, along with their families and friends.
And it is right that it should not pass from our memory. But today and in this prayer, along with our remembrance of profound loss, it also seems right that we give voice to our deep longing for peace, and with this prayer, commit ourselves to those actions that will draw us closer to our most ancient and most holy desire, peace among all God’s children.
Dona nobis pacem.
Lord, grant us peace.
Never Forget 911 Prayer 2
May your children, gathered around your altar,
celebrate the memorial of the Paschal Lamb, and be fed at the table of Christ’s word and Christ’s body.
May prayer resound through heaven
and earth as a plea for the world’s salvation.
May the poor find justice, the victims of oppression, true freedom.
May the whole world clothed in the dignity of the children of God, enter with gladness into your city of peace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Never Forget 911 Prayer 3
Our world changed with the 9/11 attacks. We have seen how easily buildings can fall and how quickly lives can end. As we remember 9/11, may it remind us that you are our only true security. Give us your strength to face the memory of this attack and the changes it made in our lives.Give us your compassion to help each other and recognize need around the world. Give us your hope as we face an uncertain future. Give us your peace.
In the strong name of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Never Forget 911 Prayer 4
We remember before you today those whose lives were lost in the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, and for all those whom we love but no longer see. We give thanks to you for the selfless courage of those brave souls who ran into burning buildings and who labored in the rubble; may their courage be to us a witness of what is possible when we are guided by love and dedication to our fellow human beings.
We pray today for the continued healing of all those suffering emotional and physical scars. May your spirit breathe new breath into clouded lungs, new life into troubled minds, and new warmth into broken hearts, so that all may feel wrapped in your loving embrace. May we move from suffering to hope, from brokenness to wholeness, from anxiety to courage, from death to life, from fear to love, and from despair to hope.
Guide our feet into the way of peace. Inspire us with hope in the gift of shalom and salaam. May we receive this gift, so that we might become instruments of your peace in this world, knowing all people as equally loved, lovingly created, children of God.