Aug 18, 2012

A Prayer for 9/11

Here’s a prayer for the anniversary of 9/11, written by Rabbi David Wolpe.

A Prayer for 9/11

Dear God, how do we pray for what was lost? We cannot pray for deliverance or a miracle, for the tragedy has already burned itself into our souls. Children have grown fatherless. Families are long since bereaved. We know there is no prayer to change the past.

So we pray to live with memory, with constant love, with the promise both to combat evil and to cherish goodness. Do not let our pain cloud our hopes or crush our hearts. Help us grow through this tragedy, keep faith with its victims, and sustain our trust in You.

~ written by Rabbi David Wolpe, in a collection of Prayers for 9 11, posted on the Huffington Post website.