Prayer for those who remain traumatized by 9/11


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Many people who lost loved ones or directly witnessed the events of 9/11
remained traumatized. The anniversary increases their pain. Please pray
for God to grant them healing and comfort.

Pope Benedict’s Prayer at Ground Zero (April 20, 2008)

O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people
of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today
at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We
ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace
to all who died here – the heroic first responders: our
firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and
Port Authority personnel, along with all the innocent men
and women who were victims of this tragedy simply
because their work or service brought them here on
September 11, 2001.

We ask you, in your compassion to bring healing
to those who, because of their presence here that day,
suffer from injuries and illness.Heal, too, the pain
of still-grieving families and all who lost loved ones
in this tragedy. Give them strength to continue their
lives with courage and hope.

We are mindful as well of those who suffered death,
injury, and loss on the same day at the Pentagon and
in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Our hearts are one with
theirs as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace
among the nations of the earth.Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds are consumed with
hatred.

God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude
of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we
confront such terrible events. Grant that those whose
lives were sparedmay live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.

Comfort and console us,strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage to work
tirelessly for a world where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.


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Joined you in prayer, njlisa.

I prayed in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.


Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Jesus, Help Me!

In every need let me come to You with humble trust,
saying:
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:
Jesus, help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes, in disappointments,
troubles and sorrows:
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and Your Grace alone can assist me:
Jesus, help me!
When I throw myself on Your tender Love as Savior:
Jesus, help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good
come from my efforts:
Jesus, help me!
When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me:
Jesus, help me!
When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot work and
I am lonely:
Jesus, help me!

Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and short-
comings of every kind:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me and never forsake me!

Amen


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O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.



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O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.



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