As we enter into remembrance and renewal today, September 11, we offer this prayer poem created by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat on the afternoon of September 11, 2001.

Let us remember all those who met death today, all those whose lives were in any way impacted, all those who continue to grieve, all those who performed acts of incredible bravery. Let us remember also the many throughout our world who live with this level of violence and struggle to be people of peace each and every day. May our remembering, our praying, and our living lead us to a new world where all are welcome. May we all know peace.