Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Never Forget

updated: Just got home from the 9/11 Memorial Service at church. The handbell choir played a song called Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace, inspired by the Prayer of Saint Francis. It was written by Kevin McChesney to honor those killed at Columbine and all victims of senseless violence. In this time of turmoil, let me remember these thoughts.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

4 comments:

Mark and Rebecca said...

I was just getting ready to do a similar post. It is very important to remember.

Tammy said...

I have remembered and prayed several times today for the families that lost so much on this day. For me it's a terrible memory, but for so many it's a painful reminder of deep loss. May God overwhelm those families today with His perfect peace and even His unexplainable joy in heartache.

amy said...

There are no words. Its so surreal!

Jay & Angela said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for the reminder.