11 September 2008

11 September

Today as the Nation, and indeed most of the Western World turns its collective memory to the events in New York City, I remember one particular man who was one of the heroes of Flight 93. Mark Bingham helped in the attempt to halt the hijacking. But, because it was discovered he was gay, his role was deliberately obscured by the media and the U.S. Government.

For Mark, and all the innocent people who died on this day, let us pray to the Lord....

Remember thy servants, O Lord, according to the favour which
thou bearest unto thy people; and grant that, increasing in
knowledge and love of thee, they may go from strength to
strength in the life of perfect service in thy heavenly kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and
rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be
our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee,
to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou
art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us also pray for the hijackers.