Friday, September 9, 2011

~~~ 9/11 ~~ ~ HUMANITY CHALLENGED ~~~ A PRAYER


Here, in the US, in recognition of the ten year anniversary  we have been inundated with stories of survivors of the 9/11 attack on humanity on the History channel, the Smithsonian channel and many more non network channels. These stories include personal videos and photos by not only victims, but witnesses who just happened to be in the area at the time. 

The stories shared are heart wrenching. As I was watching these testimonies of acts of bravery and the ultimate sacrifice made not only by Firemen and emergency personnel but by the victims themselves giving their life, I realized that while one can be depressed by the inhumanity from the terrorists, this event also brought out the best of humans. 

Stories of the occupants of the towers being escorted to safely by  emergency personnel and these extremely grateful people seeing fear in the eyes of some rescuers as they were going up the stairs, placing themselves eminent  danger, which in many cases led to their death. The motivation for these unselfish acts was the gift bestowed to us to care and treat each human as a brother and sister with no regard of race, color or creed. Why? Because we are one race, the human race! At that moment there was no distinction  made beyond being human.  

Please view the video below and read the lyrics thereafter.

A tribute to those who first responded to 9/11







The Lyrics



The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

You gave your love to see, in fields of red and autumn brown
You gave your love to me and lay your young body down
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need you near, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

It was dark, too dark to see, you held me in the light you gave
You lay your hand on me
Then walked into the darkness of your smoky grave
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your love bring us love


Our Prayer:

O Lord, Great Spirit and Creator of all things, we humbly bow our head and acknowledge your grace and gift of life. We sometimes find our selves in great darkness and with your strength we have learned that as one family we come to the assistance of those in need, respecting all life you have given us. We pray that those who perished while helping our brothers and sisters are in peace. That their families are blessed with your gracious presence. That while the greatest sacrifice of life was made, their energy remains with their families. We who have survived are blessed by their love for mankind! For those who were misguided, may their families be enlighten to  respect your gift of life and love the human race with out prejudice! 

Amen



2 comments:

  1. My heart aches when I remember this, let us a ll pray together to stop terrorism


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  2. Thank you for your comment. Your prayers are heard!

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