9/11/2011

9/11 Memorial Fence - St Vincent's Hospital 7th Ave & 11th St, NYC

For our weekly devotion, I’d like to point you toward an ELCA pastor and proud New Yorker who has put eloquent words to the horror she and her congregation experienced the 9/11 attacks.  In 2001, Rev. Heidi Neumark served in the Bronx, and today leads a congregation in Manhattan.

For background, you may first want to read the pre-assigned, but oh-so-relevant passages for this Sunday, September 11.

Click here to read her reflection on the terrorism and violence, 10 years later.  http://www.livinglutheran.com/blog/2011/09/inexhaustible-forgiveness.html

I notice that Pastor Neumark takes the title of her piece from the Prayer of the Day for 13 Pentecost.  Below is the full prayer we will pray on Sunday morning.

O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness.  Replace are hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

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