Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Terror Attacks on the United States of America. At Notre Dame Academy, we remember in a special way today all who were affected by these acts of violence, especially those who perished in the attacks and for those they left behind.
As our school day begins, we will take a moment of silence to remember the attacks of twelve years ago and honor those who were killed. After our moment of silence we will pray:
God the compassionate one, whose loving care extends to all the world, we remember this day your children of many nations and many faiths whose lives were cut short by the fierce flames of anger and hatred. Console those who continue to suffer and grieve, and give them comfort and hope as they look to the future. Out of what we have endured, give us the grace to examine our relationships with those who perceive us as the enemy, and show our leaders the way to use our power to serve the good of all for the healing of the nations. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord who, in reconciling love, was lifted up from the earth that he might draw all things to himself. Amen.
(This prayer was prepared by the Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Biship and Primate Prepared, The Episcopal Church, USA, for September 11 anniversary observances.)