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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Home of the Brave

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This is a very important weekend for our nation as we remember the events of September 11, 2001.
Our pastor shared with us a prayer given by a pastor friend of his, Pastor Rich deRuiter.
This is what I too am praying on this 10 year anniversary of the most horrific and tragic attack to ever occur on American soil~

In remembering the tragedies in New York and Washington D.C. 10 years ago, please pray that God's peace and presence would fill the families of those who lost loved ones, law enforcement, fire fighters and EMS responders, the rest of us also deeply affected by the events of that day, too. Pray also for those who have lost loved ones in the many battles that have been fought since then in Iraq,  Afghanistan and elsewhere. Pray for wisdom for our government and military leaders as they continue to respond to whatever threats may continue against free people everywhere. Finally, pray that the power and truth of the suffering and death of Jesus would defeat the powers of terror and lies.

In all these things, especially when the evil in this world seems powerful, ugly, and at times overwhelming, we reaffirm our faith our God is bigger, that He is still on the throne, and that His triumph over all evil is more certain than the pain and anger we feel, and that, at the return of Jesus, justice will roll on like a river and righteousness like a never-failing stream (Amos 5:24), and all the old order will pass away, so that there will be no more mourning or crying or pain (Rev.21:4). Come, Lord Jesus; come quickly!

We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.

 911 Memorial Website


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, Dana. Thanks for your recent visit. For some reason, I had lost you on my blog list on my sidebar and on my reader list. That also happened to another blog I was following. Hopefully, I've figured it all out. Sometimes my 'following' list disappears from my blog too. Sorry about that. Glad I 'found' you again.