We Will Never Forget
We have many concerns in our nation right now, from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to the activity of Hurricane Irma, and the fires in the northwest. Never-the-less, we will focus today on a moment in our nation’s recent history where the world changed. On September 11, 2001, terrorists struck New York City’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon. So many lives were changed in the matter of a few hours. The security of this nation and the world shifted. For a short while, differences were set aside politically, racially, and in other ways. We were just Americans. God, we want unity like that again, but we do not want it to come from tragedy. This time it must come by choice.
“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (1 Corinthians 13:11; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray for the survivors. Pray for the families and loved ones of those that were lost. They will be grieving today.
- Hold a minute of silence and remember the loss we suffered as a nation on 9/11/2001.
- Let the remembrance move you to long for unity in our nation again. Ask God to heal our nation’s divides.
- Pray for those that think differently than you do. Intercede for them to know the Lord. Decide to love them and act kindly toward them, no matter what.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I ask You to remember the survivors of 9/11. Comfort them and heal their hearts and minds from any residual trauma. Comfort family members and close friends of those who lost loved ones that day. So many were lost. Some were never found at all. (Hold a minute of silence and remember the loss we suffered as a nation on 9/11/2001.) Lay the passion of Your desire for unity among the brethren and unity between people in general upon me. Forgive me when I want to treat others in any way other than the way You want them treated. Make me a healer of the nation’s division, Jesus. Amen.
I decree that September 11, 2001 will remind the Church today of the heart of the Father for America’s divisiveness to be healed.