The White House Commission
on the National Moment of Remembrance
Compiled by a Navy Chaplain
Almighty God, the past year will be indelibly inscribed in our memories.
We looked with horror on the terrorist attacks of last
But we looked with honor on acts of courage by ordinary
who sacrificed themselves to prevent further death and destruction.
We shed our tears in a common bond of grief for those we
loved and lost.
We journeyed through a dark valley, but your light has led
us to a place of hope.
You have turned our grief into determination.
resolved to do what is good, and right, and just.
Help us to remember what it means to be Americans—
people endowed with abundant blessings.
Help us to cherish the freedoms we enjoy and inspire us
with courage, united as one Nation in the midst of any adversity.
Lord, hear this prayer for our Nation.