Powerful Prayer–Remembering September 11th
On this day, 19 years ago, almost 3,000 innocent people lost their lives in an attack on U.S. soil. A day that cannot (and should not) ever be forgotten. Today, as we remember the many friends, family, service men and women and loved ones lost on September 11th 2001, we also reflect on the profound words of Pope Saint John Paul II on September 12th, 2001:
“Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not [and will not] have the final say.”
In your deepest sympathies and condolences for the fallen and their families today, here is a powerful psalm to add to your prayers:
Psalm 23 — The Lord is My Shepherd
“The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures He makes me lie down;
to still waters He leads me;
He restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
for the sake of His Name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff comfort me.
You set a table before me
in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me
all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the House of the Lord
for endless days [and eternity].
Thanks be to God,
“Pray without ceasing” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
[Prayer Adapted from Psalm 23 – NABRE]
Love, in the end, always wins;
In God we trust.