Heavenly Father, on this anniversary of violence and destruction, we ask You to bring peace and healing to our world. Let Your Word go out into the whole world, that all may hear of Your great love for them in sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to take away the sins of the world. Bless our nation and give our leaders wisdom to lead justly and honestly. Protect us from all who would harm us and lead them to repentance. Help Your Church to grow in faithfulness, always looking to Your Holy Word for guidance. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.