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September 11, 2016

The 15th Anniversary of 9/11

There are shift points in history. These are moments in time where life was one way before certain events occurred and different forever after they happened. September 11, 2001 was a shift point in American history. It was also a shift point in global terrorism. What our nation never thought could happen, indeed had not transpired for over 200 years, was a reality—an act of war on American soil. And now we experience personal and national grief each year as we remember more than 3000 souls were lost. More than 10% of them were emergency responders.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4; KJV) “The Lord defends those who suffer; he defends them in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9; NCV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. 9/11 was a shift point in American history. Mourn with those who mourn today—the families and friends of the more than 3000 people who died and the many thousands who have died from related illness since.

  2. Jesus’ death on the cross was a shift point in human history. Thank the Lord that He knows the sting of death and He has enough compassion to comfort every individual and the nation as a whole. Ask Him to heal each heart.

  3. Pray for emergency responders across the nation and around the world who continue to deal with threats of terrorism. Pray they uncover every plot and plan to cause harm. Pray for their safety.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, today is a day of national mourning for the United States of America. We mourn with those who mourn the loss of loved ones on 9/11 and those lost since, whose bodies or minds were affected by the aftermath, many of whom were emergency responders and the military. May we not mourn forever, Lord. Comfort our people. Heal the hearts of the hurting. Heal bodies and minds. We know You understand. We thank You for Your protection over us that this will never be repeated again. Lead police and other investigators to uncover every plot against our nation. Lord, we put our trust completely in You. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We humbly put our trust completely in the Lord to save us.