|World Trade Center ~ Looking Up|
This past Thursday we remembered the sad events of September 11, 2001./ We pray for those whose lives remain directly impacted by the violence of that day - those who still carry emotional and physical wounds./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for hearts that are calcified in hatred:/ the hatred of persons of other colors,/ nationalities,/ religions,/ societal levels,/ gender or orientation./ We ask for the grace to love others well./ We pray to the Lord.
For those whose work is national security./ For all who help those in need of a rescue,/ or help through trouble,/ anguish or pain./ We pray to the Lord.
Ebola is spreading throughout much of Africa./ We pray for those who are afflicted/ and for all who have the care of the sick,/ the dying,/the orphaned,/ the dead./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for Francis our Pope/ and for bishops throughout the world,/ asking for the right direction,/ safety and up-building of Church leaders./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for families and children everywhere/ mindful of the many who struggle through deep loss,/ sorrow and trauma./ For the opening of hearts and minds to the things of justice and peace./We pray to the Lord.
We hear of sorrowful death everyday - where there is tragedy,/ invasion,/ accident,/ overdose and terrorism./ For the repose of souls/ and the healed comfort of those who are fearful or in mourning./ We pray to the Lord.