Litany of Remembering September 11
Leader: We remember people who died and people whose lives were forever changed that day
People: And surround each aching heart with our prayers.
Leader: We remember people who risked and sometimes gave their lives
People: Working to rescue strangers and loved ones.
Leader: We remember those who supported the rescue workers
People: With food, counseling, human touch, cots, prayers and more.
Leader: We remember missed opportunities in the years that followed –
opportunities to live and work together across divisions
People: And give thanks for rescue workers who did not inquire about
politics, culture, religion or sexual orientation before they worked
sacrificially to liberate a person from the wreckage.
Leader: We remember fear was born anew that September morning
and is sometimes used, even now, to manipulate;
People: Therefore, we ask God to help us live courageously and generously.
Leader: Most of all we remember the Holy One’s faithful love
People: That is stronger that death and teaches us to live as hope-filled people.
©August 2011 Cynthia Langston Kirk