It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chapter 9, Page 11, Book 13




911. 

For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil.

September 11th. should be, for all of us, a day of prayer for peace in this world. It should be a day for quiet remembrance and reflection as we seek to find and live in the ways of peace

Please join me in praying The Peace Prayer which is attributed to the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi:




Today, Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
   Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
   Where there is injury, pardon;
   Where there is doubt, faith;
   Where there is despair, hope;
   Where there is darkness, light, and
   Where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master,
   Grant that I may not so much seek
   To be consoled as to console;
   To be understood as to understand;
   To be loved as to love;
   For it is in giving that we receive;
   It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and
   It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.




May peace reign on earth and in our hearts.

5 comments:

Jan said...

Pam don't faint its me commenting ! Thank you for choosing one of my favourite hymns,to make the point that we must never forget ,what happened on that dreadful day ..love Jan xx

betty said...

Good reflective day indeed; said a prayer for those who lost loved ones on this day 12 years ago and a prayer for peace indeed.

betty

TARYTERRE said...

A lovely prayer. I will never forget.

Carol Z said...

A great thought on a day that is so tragic. To the memory of those who died and will always be remembered.

Chatty Crone said...

I will never ever forget that day either.