Creator God, ten years after terror reigned we mourn still.
We grieve for the civilians killed in a crime against all humanity.
We grieve for the first responders who rushed to offer aid and perished.
And we grieve with all those who have suffered in anguish since.
We pray for all those who have perished in wars the last decade, soldiers and civilians.
We pray for Americans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, and Afghans.
We pray for Christians, Jews, Muslims and other people of faith.
And yes, O Lord, we pray for our enemies.
Help us to bring about a new decade of peace between your people.
Let us find a path that brings us from darkness to light.
Open our hearts to new ways of creating moments of reconciliation.
Lead us to create in our souls spaces of hope that sustain us.
Ten years ago men of terror set the course for decade.
The lives they stole will never be forgotten.
In their precious memories, let us move forward as the children of God.
By your grace, we pray we succeed.
- The Rev. Chuck Currie
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