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Father,In Your Mercy: Hear My Prayer

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Father,In Your Mercy: Hear My Prayer

Father, I know we talk a great deal directly,
most of the time, though you send my Guardian
Angel Raul' to speak with me others. Even though
you can still hear our conversations, after all
you see all and hear all. This time however, I 
really could use a one on one.
 Because I have a special prayer for you.

          Father, In Your Mercy: Hear My prayer

First I pray for the souls of the victims of 9/11.
Those who were in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon,
as well as those who had shown uncommon valor
aboard flight 93 who knew they were about to die.

         Father, In Your Mercy: Hear my prayer

For the first responders, the Firemen and women,
Police Officers, Transit Police, Citizens and all other
first responders who ran to not away from disaster,
who sacrificed themselves to save others.

          Father, In Your Mercy: Hear My Prayer

For our then President, who at the time of tragedy
was with children, reading, whom in the hours directly
after and for weeks was forced to make decisions that
only You should have to make. For the Mayor of New York
at that time, who soothed a City that witnessed one of 
this Country's worst tragedies. Like the first responders
he ran toward disaster, not from it.

          Father, In Your Mercy: Hear My prayer

For the Families, left behind, for the Husbands and
Wives who lost Spouses, for the Children who lost 
Parents, Parents who lost Children, for all who lost
loved ones that day. Most especially Father, for the
Newborn who will never know the Love of their Parent lost.

           Father, In Your Mercy: Hear My Prayer

For this Great Nation, who it's people after a decade,
still mourn it's loss. It has touched us all.

            Father, In your Mercy: Hear My Prayer

Father, one last thing, I Pray for tolerance and understanding 
for all the peoples of Your Earth,so that one day, we may finally
Live in Peace.

           Father, In Your Mercy: Hear My Prayer


For all those who died and those who live with the memories of 9/11/2001


Copyright 2011 Rd. Pickett   

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  1. Date: 9/14/2011 9:57:00 AM
    what a great prayer for such a tragic day -It has touched all of us, one way or another. I'm sure He will hear your prayer and the prayers in all of our hearts.

  1. Date: 9/13/2011 8:48:00 PM
    The memory of that awful day is etched in our hearts forever. Who could forget the horror and your verse is a sad but moving tribute to those who lost their lives. So nice Richard

  1. Date: 9/13/2011 1:53:00 AM
    a moving prayer and devotional, richard... your soulful lamentations insire..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 11:14:00 PM
    Heart touching lines and a beautiful prayer for all those who sacrificed their lives for others. I too have written my feelings in the memory of these people "Ground of Formless Realities Ground Zero” on 09. 09. 2010 and thank you for your kind and precious comments on my Poem 'While I was standing near my Autumn Tree' Love and best wishes...Ravindra... Richard Pickett

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:57:00 PM
    A moving tribute Richard to honor those who lost their life in this most wicked tragedy. Your plea is so persuasive in its entirety.

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 9:10:00 AM
    A most beautiful prayer inspired by the Grace of the Holy Spirit through Christ. Thank you for sharng it Richard Pickett on this most somber of anniversaries. I too join in your prayer. God bless us all. Thank you . Father, in Your Mercy hear our prayers.