Fifteen years after the attacks on the United States on 9/11, we note the day as we always have — in prayer. We do not rant against those that perpetrated the assaults but pray for God’s mercy for them. We do not rail against God for so swiftly taking our loved ones away, but pray in gratitude that we had them in our lives.
We pray for healing. We pray for those who yet grieve and dread each anniversary for opening wounds anew. We pray for those whose memories are filled with horrible images of that day and what followed, for those whose bodies and minds still bear scars.
We pray for all those who risked, and lost, their lives to save others. And for the generation that grew of age in their footsteps and followed their example. Fifteen years after 9/11 the war against terror continues with men and women still willing to selflessly serve so that others can live and learn the value of freedom. Thank you to all first responders, police, fire-fighters, EMTs, paramedics, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who keep watch at home and abroad.
We pray for all of them and for the future to come, that God will raise up the Saints our nation needs and our world needs in order to bring us to understand real freedom and the responsibilities that go with it.