In Remembrance of September 11

19 years later we reflect on the tragedy and pray for the nation.

Psalm 31:2 – Be to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me. 

Most adult Americans will remember where they were the morning of September 11, 2001. As horrific as the terrorist attacks were, they could have been much worse except for a heroic group of everyday people who were aboard Flight 93.  That flight, like others before it, had been taken over by hijackers whose aim was to “crash this airliner into symbols of the American Republic, the Capitol or the White House,” according to the 9/11 Commission. But those brave individuals decided to fight back against their hijackers. They sacrificed their lives but prevented an even greater blow to the nation than the two aircraft that struck the World Trade Center and the one that slammed into the Pentagon. The cry of “Let’s Roll” was underpinned by their prior recitation together of The Lord’s Prayer.  

United Airlines Flight 93 crashed, upside down, at 563 miles an hour, outside the small town of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes flying time from the nation’s capital, because those passengers held onto the strength of the Lord and did not panic. 

Some see the coming election as another “crash and burn” for America if things do not go their particular way. Seek the Lord’s strength and, whatever the outcome, do not panic. God will remain on the throne and He will continue to be your stronghold. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • In thanksgiving for God’s preservation of and mercy toward the United States.
  • For Americans to turn to the Lord and seek Him earnestly.
  • For courage for those in government to stand against all enemies, foreign and domestic. 

Sources: The Presidential Prayer Team 


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