Sunday, 11 September 2011

As we reflect on 9/11/01

On September 11, 2001 I was at home preparing to go to school (Bermuda College). I had the morning off so I was at home watching Ananda Lewis and the station she was on started to freeze. I decided to turn to the TODAY Show, and that's when I saw it happen. I witnessed the second plane hit the towers, my jaw dropped, I couldn't believe what I had just seen. "What the hell is going on" I heard Katie Couric asked as she too witnessed. I will never forget it. Many lives were changed that day. It is so hard to believe it has been 10 years. I wish peace to those who lost loved ones and who's lives will never be the same. May we all try to honor and love one another more, life is too short, no one is promised tomorrow.
Dawnette Belton  9/11/11

                                                 IN TIMES OF GRIEF

In honor and memory of those lost this fateful day on September 11, 2001;
and for all of us who lost pieces of ourselves and whose lives will never be the same,
we offer this prayer:

Dear God:

You promised me that your comfort would come to me in times of despair.

You promised me that if I would lean on you and call on you, I would find peace.

I come to you now filled with grief and despair at the loss of ____________________ (state the name of the person or the situation).

I am leaning on you for strength.

I am calling on you for understanding.

I am reaching out to your for comfort.

I am depending on you to help me learn how to accept the loss.

Help me, Holy Spirit.

Guide me, Holy Spirit.

Comfort me, Holy Spirit.

Give me peace.  Give me peace.  Give me peace.

Leaning on the promises of God, through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, I am now filled with comfort and peace.

And So It is!

From Every Day I Pray

by Iyanla Vanzant

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