It was a beautiful, Tuesday morning over the nation. It seemed like a perfect day. Then it happened. A jetliner hijacked by Muslim extremist terrorists crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Suspected as simply an accident, those in the south tower were told to remain were they were. Sadly, that bad decision costed many more lives to be lost, as the south tower was attacked 16 minutes later. The Pentagon was also attacked by a plane around 21 minutes later. About a half hour later, flight 93, also hijacked by terrorists, suspected to be headed for the Capitol building, crashed into a field in Shanksville PA. About 2800 people were killed at the Twin Towers, 190 at the Pentagon, and 44 on flight 93. All together over 3000 Americans were killed that fateful day.
Eternal Rest, Grant unto them, O Lord
And let the perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed,
through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.
Father, I pray You prevent the destructive forces of terrorism directed against our nation. Provide protection from evil attacks and stop the aggressors that attempt to bring destruction to our nation and its people. May Your Hand of protection keep us safe.
I stand against the spirit of fear that accompanies the cowardice acts of terrorism. Allow our fear to turn to trust in You. May knowledge of terrorist planned attacks be revealed to those who provide our national and international security. Help those in power to act swiftly to avert all danger, protecting American lives and property.
Lord, provide strength, courage, and wisdom to our protectors. Give wisdom and insight to our government and everyone involved in the elimination of terrorism. Provide instruction in the development of effective and efficient anti-terrorist strategies that will give us an advantage against our aggressors, allowing this country to remain safe and secure.
I also pray that You enter the hearts of the instigators of terrorism, so they recognize the evil of their ways, and repent and denounce their cowardice acts of destruction against humanity. Without repentance, may they reap the consequences of their actions through Your Divine Justice. May the fear of our retaliation be greater than their hatred of democracy. Guide us in efforts to seek out and erradicate these merchants of death. Reveal to us the names of those responsible and in allegiance with terrorist organizations. Enable our military to become swift, powerful, and accurate in any action of retaliation. Help them keep the innocent safe as they stop these evil people.
Lord, help us to understand lifestyle changes that might be necessary to ensure our protection. Grant patience and tolerance to us in adapting to the safety precautions and measure that we might experience. Enable us to realize that the cost of inconvenience is a small price to pay for the safety of our families.
God Bless America