The New York skyline as I grew up seeing it in countless movies and TV shows. The way it looked on that sunny September morning all those years ago. No more. Nor will it ever be. Like the country that was attacked, it is forever gone. Today is a day to mourn those who died that day, to grieve with their families, and to mourn the loss of a once great nation, and grieve for the world that will one day find out all too well what a world without America will look like.
Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted, grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss. Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions. Send Your Spirit to give us courage lest through fear we recoil from living. Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts.The Lord has given. The Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.