Thank You for the privilege of prayer, that we can come boldly to You in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ because of His shed blood that gives us access to Your Throne.
Father, You know very well the mixed emotions and remembrances of that day our Nation was broken. Like me, so many watched the terror of darkness that gripped our very souls. In disbelief we witnessed the devastation unfold before our eyes. Now twelve years later many are still carrying the wounds and reliving the agony and pains of that day. For them I pray. I ask that Your healing streams would flow down from Your Throne of grace and bring refreshing, restoration and wholeness to those who are still broken. I pray for those who year after year feel the pain of separation from loved ones and dear friends. I pray that this be the day that Your very Presence is embraced, and release captives and prisoners from dark dungeons of depression and pits of despair.
I decree and declare, Let there be light to breakthrough the darkness of evil! Let healing spring forth like a mighty refreshing spring. May the tears of many who mourn be turned into joy as they remember the enjoyable memories shared with their loved ones and cry out to You for comfort, peace and healing.
Father, I pray for those who carry the weight and spiritual debilitating affects of unforgiveness, anger, bitterness and hatred; I pray for their emotional healing that can only come from the God of all comfort, and the Great Deliverer.
Father, I thank you for those who turned the tragedy of their painful experience into triumphs. I ask that You continue to bless them and may the revelation of Your grace be bestowed upon the lives of others through their resolve to use their pain for purpose.
I pray that as we remember the day of brokenness that You will reveal Your Power and Presence to heal a Nation and its people. It was that day that we came together to cry out to You for hope and healing. I pray that we, as a people, learn to cry out to You and earnestly declare, “In God We Trust.”
Father, I am convinced that You are able to comfort and give peace. From my personal experience with tragic loss, You strengthened and comforted me, and I know You are well able and willing to do the same for others who hurt and will allow You to minister to their broken and crushed spirit (Psalm 34:18).
Father, as long as we sojourn in this temporary place we may never fully comprehend the “why” of tragedy and painful experiences, other than the fact that evil is always present; but let us take heart in Your promise to never leave us nor forsake Your people.
We receive the Word of Jesus in John 16:33, “… In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] – Amplified
I pray that we are drawn to take courage in Jesus Christ so that we are empowered and equipped to be more than conquerors in all that we will ever face in this earthly life. This is my prayer in Name of Jesus the Christ, Savior or the world, with thanksgiving. Amen.
- A Prayer of Remembrance for 9/11 (michaelmilton.org)