A September 11th Prayer

Nail-Scarred Christ,
we lift into your heart this day
the scars we have bourne
for long years now.
We lift to you the grieving, still.
We lift to you the wounded, still.
We lift to you the frightened, still.
We lift to you those who work for healing, still.
We lift to you those who burn for vengeance, still.
We lift to you those who are persecuted, still.
We lift to you all who need a Lord
who knows the pain of violence,
wears the scars of trauma,
and promises resurrection.
On this day, hold them close.
Amen.

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