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A Prayer to Pray as You Place a Flag In Remembrance of 9/11

September 9, 2021

On September 8th, the BRIGHT-FM community gathered to remember the victims of September 11th on its 20th anniversary. Three thousand flags were planted to honor the lives lost on that day and since then. It was touching to see the BRIGHT-FM community come far and wide – Towson, Timonium, Baltimore City, Dundalk, Cape St. Claire, Easton, Arbutus, Glen Burnie, and more – to Kent Island United Methodist Church to remember, reflect, and pray.

Thank you for praying over the families and loved ones of those who died. Thank you for sharing your 9/11 story with our team. This was a day we’ll forever remember.

Many of you have told us that you were inspired and would like to host your own flag-planting ceremony and use this prayer we wrote.

We’re honored by your request and freely give you permission to use it! To help you, we’ve created an 8.5 x 11 and 2 Up copy of the prayer you are welcome to download and print.

You may also feel free to copy the prayer below to create your own printable, share on social media, etc.

Dear Lord,

As I place this flag in the ground, I remember the many victims in NY, PA, and DC who didn’t know September 11th, 2001, would be their last. I remember their families who live with the reminder of their last words together. I remember the heroes who ran towards the rubble and bravely acted. I remember the survivors who can never forget this date. 

On this 20th anniversary, I give thanks that we can unite under You to remember and reflect, much in the same way our nation was united in the days following 9/11/01. I pray for our nation, that we would turn to You on the hard days and the good days. I pray that we, Your followers and image-bearers, would look more and more like You so we can be Your light.



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