Father, once again we are reminded that any security we have as individuals
and as a nation comes only from the abiding hope
and trust we have in You.
Once again, we are cut to the heart
at the loss of life
and damage to peace
that we have suffered as a nation.
So, Father, today we come to You
and we seek Your peace for the families and victims of the
For those still lost in the rubble of destruction,
we ask for the safety of Your hand.
For those consumed by worry and fear
as they try to locate missing loved ones,
we ask for the comforting presence of Your Spirit.
We seek Your peace for the emergency workers,
that You would guard their lives
as they seek to guard the lives of others.
Give them the wisdom
they need to perform their duties
above and beyond the levels of their training.
And Father, we seek Your peace for our nation and our
In the midst of our questions and uncertainty,
we recognize that the unknown details of this day
are already in Your grasp.
We know You sent Your Son as the Prince of Peace
and even this day falls under His command.
Help us to find the strength
and comfort we need as a
to continue to humble ourselves,
pray and seek Your face for a new day in America
and a new hope
for our world.
"Now may the Lord
of peace himself give you peace at all times
and in every way. The Lord
be with all of you." [2 Thess. 3:16]
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May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest and peace at the last.
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