11 September 2013

A common prayer, post 9/11

For those who mourn yet are not comforted, we pray.

For those who desire to mourn with them yet cannot find the grief to do so, we pray.

For those who wept on this night twelve years ago and found no joy in the morning, we pray.

For the mothers who have lost sons to cowardly and violent acts of religious extremism since that day, we pray.

For the innocent people and children who died because of reckless wars and drones supposedly because of that day, we pray.

For soldiers wounded, on the inside -- and out, we pray.

We pray for all through the One who promises perfect peace and justice -- 'take heart, for I have overcome the world,' amen.