Personal/Reflective

Remembering 9-11

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Francis Scott Key, 4th stanza “The Star Spangled Banner” 1814

I remember…

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2 thoughts on “Remembering 9-11

  1. One last comment on 9-11-07:

    This prayer request came from a friend of mine who lives in one of the NYC boroughs. I thought her prayer was quite appropriate:

    I struggled wondering if, on this day I should ask for prayer for what seems obvious to me, coming from New York City, and being deeply affected by the events of 9/11. After hearing Former Mayor Giuliani speak at the Memorial Service in New York moved me to email this request. Former Mayor Giuliani said that he learned on that day that Hope comes from one another. This is true, on some level, but the truest hope that we can give others is our Hope in Christ.

    Please pray for those who continue to suffer the emotional scars that 9/11 caused. May they come in contact with someone who can give them the hope found in Jesus.

    Also please pray that we, as believers, are moved dramatically by these past events to have a passion and desire to bring the only true hope of Jesus Christ to all who are around us.

    Posted by likeasplinterinyourmind | September 11, 2007, 9:07 pm
  2. This is from my morning prayer time today…

    Psalm 22

    1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me,
    so far from the words of my groaning?

    2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
    by night, and am not silent.

    3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
    you are the praise of Israel.

    4 In you our fathers put their trust;
    they trusted and you delivered them.

    5 They cried to you and were saved;
    in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

    6 But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by men and despised by the people.

    7 All who see me mock me;
    they hurl insults, shaking their heads:

    8 “He trusts in the LORD;
    let the LORD rescue him.
    Let him deliver him,
    since he delights in him.”

    9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
    you made me trust in you
    even at my mother’s breast.

    10 From birth I was cast upon you;
    from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

    11 Do not be far from me,
    for trouble is near
    and there is no one to help.

    12 Many bulls surround me;
    strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

    13 Roaring lions tearing their prey
    open their mouths wide against me.

    14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.
    My heart has turned to wax;
    it has melted away within me.

    15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

    16 Dogs have surrounded me;
    a band of evil men has encircled me,
    they have pierced my hands and my feet.

    17 I can count all my bones;
    people stare and gloat over me.

    18 They divide my garments among them
    and cast lots for my clothing.

    19 But you, O LORD, be not far off;
    O my Strength, come quickly to help me.

    20 Deliver my life from the sword,
    my precious life from the power of the dogs.

    21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

    22 I will declare your name to my brothers;
    in the congregation I will praise you.

    23 You who fear the LORD, praise him!
    All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!

    24 For he has not despised or disdained
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
    he has not hidden his face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help.

    25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
    before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows.

    26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
    they who seek the LORD will praise him—
    may your hearts live forever!

    27 All the ends of the earth
    will remember and turn to the LORD,
    and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,

    28 for dominion belongs to the LORD
    and he rules over the nations.

    29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.

    30 Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.

    31 They will proclaim his righteousness
    to a people yet unborn—
    for he has done it.

    Posted by likeasplinterinyourmind | September 11, 2007, 1:22 pm

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