9/11 Prayer and Reflection

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Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 8:46 in the morning began an attack on Americans that lead to mass destruction and a huge loss of life.  Many committed to never forgetting and this country and its citizens have not forgotten.  Our family loss a very close friend, in fact he was a hero who went back to help others.  This senseless killing still hurts after all these years.  I watched a movie the other day and the twin towers were in the movie.  I put the TV on pause for a few minutes to look at the towers and just to ponder the loss. 

It’s hard to move on when we know the attackers still want to do us harm.  The only way that I’ve have been able to deal with this is by remembering to forgive my enemies and reminding myself this battle is the Lords.  I thank God for keeping us safe from any major USA attacks since 9/11 and I pray for our precious United States Armed forces who are still out defending our country.  I also pray for our homeland security, all police departments, secrect service and any special forces who protect us everyday.

So where do we go from here in these years to follow?  Well… we know that we’ll never forget and we should continue to seek the Lord for sustaining strength, comfort and protection.

We need to do 3 things:

  1. Pray for everyone
  2. Forgive everyone
  3. Love everyone

Dear Heavenly Father,

I would like to ask you first to help anyone who is still grieving from the loss of a loved one on 9/11.  Please help all those who are still suffering from the loss of a loved one because of illness connected to 9/11.  Please continue to heal those who were injured on that day.  Please help those people who were affected emotionally and those who are still trying to put back the pieces of their lives.

Bless all the children who lost a parent and all the parents who lost a child.  Help those who are still very angry and mad at you.

Lord please continued to watch over our country and keep us safe.  I ask these things in Jesus name…Amen.

Massage for today: GOD BLESS AMERICA!! 

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September 11, 2011 A Day of Reflection

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I knew that I wanted to write something for today…..but what?…..what could I possibly say?….Could my words help or add to anything? Honestly I don’t think so …….but I do want to say something.

That day is a permanent part of our history in the United States of America and there is not one American who will ever forget what happened to so many innocent people.

What are people thinking after 10 years? Looking at the news this week and hearing the stories again I must say for me it still hurts and I can’t believe that it happen 10 years ago. Not only do I still feel the hurt but I have to deal with the terrorist who caused this pain. I am still working on forgiving and praying for them because they are still an everyday threat.

Many people are still angry and questioning God ……still asking why? I can only think of the bible story of Job:
His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”
10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. Job 2:9-10

 

Job had so much loss in his life….his 10 children…his home….servants…..cattle….and livelihood. What tragedy what pain to go through?
Why all this suffering? Why would God allow 9/11, the Oklahoma bombing, hurricane Katrina, the space shuttle explosion, the tsunami, Martin Luther King’s death, John and Robert Kennedy death, your moms, your dads, your husband, sister, brother, Childs death?
The answer is……..there is no answer that we in this mortal form can understand. We cannot understand the mind of God.

1 Corinthians 2:16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

We can reflect on:

1. The wonderful memories of those who were loss.
2. The grace strength of God that has been given to those living with the loss of a loved one and those first responders who are ill as a result of that day.
3. The unity and strength that is renewed in our country.
4. Our brave military still fighting for our freedom.
5. The faith, Love, and charity that was showered down on all who suffered because of that day. People gave their time, talent and money.

Of all the things we have been through as a country we with the strength of the Lord have come through it all. History proves my point. We have survived and we will survive! God bless American….land that I love!!!!

Message for today: We will never forget 9/11 and we will never forget God’s grace, peace and strength.  God  has given so many people this wonderful thing called grace to get through this horrific act of terrorism. The Lord will keep us in that peace as long as we keep our eyes on Him. We need to continue to pray for each other and for the safety of our country. We also will remember to pray always for our USA military that fight for our protection and freedom. My prayer is…. God bless America and will continue to be so…. always. Be encouraged today….reflect, pray and keep all you hope in the Lord.

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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