O Lord, you who are the God of the living and the dead,
we remember this day those who died on 9/11:
we thank you for all who sacrificed their lives
in the service of others,
we pray that you would heal any lingering traumatic memories
and that you would mend all relations that remain broken still,
between neighbor or nation,
and that you would kindle in us the true love of justice and peace,
so that we might work toward a day
in which nation shall not lift up sword against nation.
We pray this in the name of the Prince of Peace.
W. David Taylor