Remembering September 11th

Amid my tears, O Lord, grant me comfort.  You give and take away according to your wisdom.  I cry to You now out of the depths of my sadness, with groans of misery too deep for words.    

Lord, look upon my tears, consider my agony of heart and mind and soul, and forgive me all my sin.  Do not leave me in despair.  Comfort me through Your Gospel, which promises strength and help to the troubled and weary.   Be my comfort, my shield and strength, my fortress and strong tower, my help and constant companion, that I may praise You for Your faithfulness unto all eternity; through Christ, my Lord.  Into your hands, I commend myself entirely; let me never come to ruin.  Amen

(Adapted From "The Lutheran Book of Prayer")