9/11 Remembered

Grant rest, O Lord, to the thousands of our fellow humans who lost their precious lives fourteen years ago through the misguided deeds of murderers who lost their humanity and their souls.    Bless and comfort all of those throughout Your world who have suffered as a consequence of these evil deeds.   Grant healing to our broken hearts, forgive any sins we conceived or carried out in our blindness caused by pain.  Help us Lord to overcome all evil in the world and especially any evil that infects our hearts and souls.  Show us how to overcome evil with good.  Guide our leaders to deal fairly and justly and in right measure with those engaged in wickedness, to bring them, if possible to their senses.  Lord, we need  your help to live upon Your earth.  Amen.

A flower marks the birthday of a victim of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.