PRAYER FOR SEPTEMBER ll
O almighty and everlasting Father, King of kings and Lord of lords, You Who are the unfailing Protection of the faithful and the sure Hope of all who trust in You:
As we mourn the sudden violence and deaths occasioned by the evil and barbarous attacks on our nation of September 11th, 2001 and celebrate the selfless heroism of the first-responders, we humbly beseech You to reveal unto us the immense power of Your own goodness.
Come swiftly to our aid, and have mercy upon all who call upon You. In Your boundless compassion do comfort those who mourn this day, bestow healing of body and soul to the survivors, and grant blessed repose in the bosom of Abraham to the souls of those departed this life.
Vouchsafe unto us that peace which passes all understanding that we may ascribe glory and thanksgiving unto You, together with Your only-begotten Son and Your all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.