you made us in your own image
and redeemed us through Jesus your Son:
As we commemorate the anniversary
of the terrorist attack on our nation,
continue to look with compassion on the whole human family.
Take away the arrogance and hatred which infects our hearts;
Break down the walls that separate us;
Unite us in the bonds of love;
And work through our struggle and confusion
to accomplish your purposes on earth; that,
in your good time,
all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
— adapted from the Book of Common Prayer, and posted on the Episcopal Relief & Development website. http://blog.er-d.org/blog/special-prayers