As we come upon the tenth anniversary of 911 and our nation prepares to remember the innocent victims who perished on that day, perhaps the following will help widen our perspective.I found these to be quite an eye opener.
COLLECT FOR VICTIMS OF WAR: Lord God, your own Son was delivered into the hands of the wicked, yet he prayed for his persecutors and overcame hatred with his love. Come to the aid of the innocent victims of war;grant rest to the departed, comfort to the suffering, peace of mind, healing of body, and a renewed faith in your protection and care. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
COLLECT FOR PEACE: O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.