Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11th


The World Trade Center. The Pentagon. United 93 and the field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

On this ninth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, we would pause in a moment of silence to remember and offer our prayers for those who were killed on that day, for those who were injured, and for their families and loved ones.

Flight 93 Memorial, Shanksville, Pennsylvania

We remember and give thanks for the police, fire, and emergency workers who responded to the crisis, at risk of life and personal safety, and we offer our prayers for those who died in that effort, and for those who have suffered health consequences in later years. We pray as well for all those who have been killed or injured in subsequent terrorist attacks around the world.

We would remember in our prayers the leaders of our nation and of all those around the world who have joined the effort to defeat those who instigated this attack and continue to endanger the safety and well-being of all people. We pray for the men and women of our armed forces as they continue this effort in Iraq and Afghanistan and all around the world--especially remembering of course those of our extended parish family whom we name in our prayers every Sunday.

Blessings and peace,


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