A Patriots Prayer

Remembering the terrorists attacks of 9/11

by Chaplain David Mansberger

Marine places flowers at 9/11 memorial

Lord God, as Americans, as members of the military, and as people of faith remember to honor our military comrades; firemen, policemen, medical personnel, and other public servants; and our other American brothers and sisters whose lives were lost in the cowardly terrorist attacks of 9/11.  


Though  years have passed, our memories are fresh with horrifying images, overwhelming suffering, and inexplicable evil. We remember and offer our humble gratitude this morning for common people who became heroes, public servants whose duty it was to lay down their lives for others, and for our leaders who have called forth the best from us and led us in our firm resolve to combat terrorism.  

God of compassion, we do not and will not forget those whose lives have been tragically changed as a result of heinous attacks of terrorism. Comfort those who still suffer from physical injury as well as those whose pain is too deep for words, as they live with the reality that their mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, or friend is never returning. 

God our hope, in our present and future remembrances lead us beyond the tragedy that has been to the future we can create with your guidance and strength. Comfort and embolden all those who are the front lines in our nation’s war against terror. Grant us all determination in our efforts to defeat both the causes and the acts of terrorism, and inspire each of us to serve you and our country with pride, with courage, and with faith. 

In your holy and righteous name, the One in whom we trust, we pray.  




Quote of the day: "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." - Ulysses S. Grant

Scripture of the day: "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." - John 8:32