Just as if it happened this morning, we all can remember where we were, what we were doing, and what was happening the moment we heard the news that one of the twin towers had been hit. We all remember the rushing agony to hear that the second tower had been hit. We can still feel the fear when we heard that the Pentagon had be hit. We still have the heartache knowing that a plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were reported deceased and America immediately mourned.
I don’t have anything deep, spiritual, or wise to say. As I spent the day reflecting on the events that occurred 11 years ago, I began to consider the families, friends, and millions of individuals whose lives were instantly changed because of that day. While America and the rest of the world remembers, many still mourn…
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 [New International Version]
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray that you will send your angels all over our land to comfort those who are weeping, mourning, and saddened. Lord, I ask that you would sweep the hearts of your people with peace that surpasses all understanding. Father I thank you that you care for us so much that you catch all of tears in a bottle. You hear our every cry. Thank you for your unfailing love for us. Now Lord, give us a garment of praise for our spirit of heaviness. Let us turn our sorrow into dancing. Lord, allow those love ones to find joy in the good times and the happy memories. I pray that you send laughter into their spirits and place a smile on their faces. Most of all God, I pray that the memory of their loved ones and the memorial of that tragic day will thrust us closer to you. I pray that we run to you, our protector, healer, savior, and friend.
Thank you for hearing our prayers.
In Jesus’ name,