Prayers For Us All: September 11, 2001

We Pray...

We pray for understanding
that can only come from you
Father help us see what makes
them do the things they do

We pray for needed strength
to make it through the day
 we can't seem to figure out
how things ended up this way

We pray for  all the people
who've gone to be with you
and for the ones remaining
with much left to go through

We pray for  all of the help 
that oh so quickly came about
for the help that's yet to come
let them get those people out

We pray for  calm and unity
please plant your loving seed
send some rest and care our way
and comfort for those in need

We pray for other nations
that they live without fear
of waking up some morning
to what we had happen here

We pray for  peace to find us
when each new day is done
we ask this in the precious name
of Jesus Christ your son


Author: Sharon Schafer
September 12, 2001

As Christians, as  citizens of the United States
 we need to get on our knees and pray for our Nation 
today as we should  always do. Please join me  and start 
a chain of Prayer and send this to  everyone you know. 

Only our God knows what is next to come. 
And I pray that He  will guard us with His  hedge 
of protection and that we search for His Holy 
guidance and obey Him.

Please also remember  the families of the victim's
of  this unbelievable  tragedy.  Pray that our leaders 
will make their  decisions by turning to  God
 first before their actions.
 May God bless each and everyone of us. 


The Serenity Prayer
(full text)

GOD, grant me the serenity 
to accept the things
I cannot change, 
Courage to change the

things I can, and the
wisdom to know the difference.

Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the
pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make

all things right if I
surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life, and supremely
happy with Him forever in
the next. 

Reinhold Neibuhr-1926

Dear Heavenly Father, 

We are moved by the alarming news
and crisis that our country is facing. 

This, the greatest nation, founded in the belief that 
"In God We Trust" &  the "Land of the Free". 
Please have mercy on those suffering, hurting and 
in fear, and give wisdom & strength to those who are assisting. 
May  the forces of evil be broken by your power and may 
we humble before thee,  our 
strength and refuge. 

Give wisdom to all our President & our leaders  and bring 
your comforting peace through the power of your Holy Spirit. 
Help us here to reach to those that have been affected 
by this tragedy. 


<>Please send this to all your friends and 
create a prayer chain throughout this nation.


Dear Lord, 
We're still hoping we'll wake up. We're still hoping we'll open
a sleepy eye and think, "What a horrible dream." 
  But we won't, will we, Father? What we saw was not a dream. 
Planes did gouge towers. Flames did consume our fortress. People
did perish. It was no dream and, dear Father, we are sad. 
  There is a ballet dancer who will no longer dance and a doctor who
will no longer heal. A church has lost her priest; a classroom is minus
a teacher. Cora ran a food pantry. Paige was a counselor and Dana,
dearest Father,  Dana was only three years old. (Who held her in 
those final moments?) 

We are sad, Father. For as the innocent are buried, our innocence 
is buried as well. We thought we were safe. Perhaps we should have
known better.  But we didn't. 

And so we come to you. We don't ask you for help; we beg you
for it. We don't request it; we implore it. We know what you can do.
We've read the accounts. We've pondered the stories and now we plead,
"Do it again, Lord.  Do it again." 

Remember Joseph? You rescued him form the pit. You can do the same
for us.  Do it again, Lord. 

Remember the Hebrews in Egypt? You protected their children from 
the angel of death. We have children too, Lord. Do it again. 

And Sarah? Remember her prayers? You heard them. Joshua? Remember 
his fears? You inspired him. The women at the tomb? You resurrected 
their hope.  The doubts of Thomas? You took them away. 
Do it again, Lord. Do it again. 

You changed Daniel from a captive into a king's counselor. You took Peter
the fisherman and made him Peter an apostle. Because of you, David went
from leading sheep to leading armies. Do it again, Lord, for we need counselors
today, Lord. We need apostles. We need leaders. Do it again, dear Lord. 

Most of all do again what you did at Calvary. What we saw here last
Tuesday, you saw there that Friday. Innocence slaughtered. Goodness 
murdered. Mothers weeping. Evil dancing. Just as the smoke eclipsed out 
morning, so the darkness fell on your Son. Just as our towers were 
shattered, the very Tower of Eternity was pierced. 

And by dusk, heaven's sweetest song was silent, buried behind a rock. 
But you did not waver, O Lord. You did not waver. After three days in a dark
hole, you rolled the rock and rumbled the earth and turned the darkest 
Friday into the brightest Sunday. Do it again, Lord, Grant us a September Easter. 

We thank you, dear Father, for these hours of unity. Christians are praying 
with Jews. Republicans are standing with Democrats. Skin colors have been
covered by the ash of burning buildings. We thank you for these hours of unity. 
And we thank you for these hours of prayer. The Enemy sought to bring 
us to our knees and succeeded. He had no idea, however, that we would kneel
before you. And he has no idea what you can do. 

Let your mercy be upon our President, Vice President, and their families. 
Grant to those who lead us wisdom beyond their years and experience. 
Have mercy upon the souls who have departed and the wounded who remain.
Give us grace that we might forgive and faith that we might believe. 
And look kindly upon your church. For two thousand years you've used her to
heal a hurting world. 
Through Christ, Amen. 

by Max Lucado 

God Bless the U.S.A.

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife
I'd thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
But I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up 
Next to you
And defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt 
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to L.A.
There's pride in every American heart
And it's time we stand and say

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you
And defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt 
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up
Next to you
And defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt 
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

By: Lee Greenwood

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