9/11… 19 years later

I was in first grade when my mom picked me up early from school.
Airplanes had hit two towers, she said, buckling me in.

That was 19 years ago, and I have had friends who lost their family members that day. Terrorists ripped away fathers, mothers, friends, and loved ones. Although it was almost 20 years ago, I still remember not understanding, being so young. But I understand now. Hatred and darkness ran rampant as smoke billowed into the sky, threatening to overthrow America as we knew it. But it didn’t.

Thankfully, the police, firefighters, and EMTs rushed to the scene and put their lives on the line to save those trapped in rubble.

Today, please pray for those who lost so much on 9/11. Pray for an America that was as united on 9/11 as it was in 2001. Pray for those first responders. Some wounds have healed, and some have not. May Jesus comfort those who lost so much that day. ❤

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Do you know Jesus?

Jesus knew what it was to mourn, and He offers comfort and love. Learn more about Him here.

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Please pray for those who were forever hurt by terrorists on 9/11 and for the first responders at the scene of 9/11. (find the prayer sheet here).

Thank you for your prayers.

REMEMBERING THOSE IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS

Today, on such a painful, painful day, I wanted to say a prayer for the family members and loved ones of those 2,977 people who passed away 17 years ago. Would you agree with me in prayer?

“Dear Lord Jesus,
You know better than anyone the pain, anguish, and grief so many people are going through today. We praise You and thank You for each and every life of those involved in the 9/11 terrorist attack, and we thank You for those on Flight 93 who fought back against the terrorists.

We pray now that You would comfort those who are, once again, grieving those closest to them. Show them that You are near, Lord Jesus, and give them vision of You.

Hold these people, Lord Jesus, and draw them to Yourself. Give them the strength they need to continue living through this tragedy.

Please end this war, God. Come back, and bring the Peace that only You can.

In Jesus’ Name we pray,

Amen.”

A list of the names of all 2,997 people lost in 9/11 can be found here.


Do you know Jesus?

God, Jesus, is “the God of All Comfort,” holding the hearts of all the broken (Psalm 34:18); Jesus offers rest to the weary (Matthew 11:28). Learn more about Christ, and how He can heal and comfort you in your brokenness, here.